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Hydraulics has a reputation for being a complex, even intimidating, discipline. Put simply, hydraulics is the study of how water and similar fluids behave and can be harnessed for practical use. It is one of the fundamental scientific and engineering subjects and many professions demand a working knowledge of its basic concepts, yet most hydraulics textbooks are aimed at readers with a strong engineering or mathematical background. Practical Hydraulics approaches the subject from basic principles and demonstrates how these are applied in practice. It is clearly written and includes many illustrations and examples. It will appeal to a wide range of professionals and students needing an introduction to the subject, from farmers irrigating crops to fire crews putting out fires with high-pressure water hoses. However hydraulics is not just about water. Many other fluids behave in the same way and so affect a wide range of people from doctors, needing to know how blood flows in veins, to car designers, wanting to save fuel by reducing drag.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415351157
ISBN-10: 0415351154
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 174mm x 15mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Melvyn Kay

Melvyn Kay, formerly Senior Lecturer in Hydraulics and Irrigation at Cranfield University, UK, currently practices as a consultant in irrigation water management.

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Practical Hydraulics by Melvyn Kay

Practical Hydraulics

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