The foundations of fluid mechanics.- The static of fluids.- Flow of Perfect Fluids.- Flows of incompressible viscous fluids.- Waves in Fluids.- Flows Instabilities.- Thermal Convection.- Rotating Fluids.- Turbulence.- Magnetohydrodynamics.- Beyond Fluid Mechanics.- Complements of mathematics.- The solutions of exercises.
Michel Rieutord was a student at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Saint-Cloud from 1980 to 1985. He studied theoretical physics and achieved his PhD thesis on "Tidal heating in close low mass binaries" at Paris-Meudon observatory (1987). Rieutord's research subject is Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics. More specifically he is interested in the effects of rotation, turbulence and magnetic fields in stars (including the Sun), planets and accretion discs. He has been the author or co-author of more than 130 papers in international journals and conference books. Rieutord has been teaching physics for undergraduates, fluid mechanics and astrophysics at all levels for a number of years.
"Fluid Dynamics, by Michel Rieutord (Univ. Toulouse III Paul Sabatier), brings a different flavor to the fluid mechanics community. ... this book can serve as an excellent introduction to graduate students in applied mathematics and physics interested in pursuing research in specific areas of fluid mechanics. ... One of the strengths of the book is its culminating chapter, which provides detailed solutions to the exercises. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students." (R. N. Laoulache, Choice, Vol. 53 (2), October, 2015)"This is a revised and expanded translation of the original French edition ... . The important instabilities are discussed, and references for further reading are provided to the inquisitive reader. ... The helpful aspects are the solutions to the exercises provided at the end of each chapter to develop a better understanding of the subject. ... this textbook is a welcome addition to the existing literature on fluid mechanics." (S. C. Rajvanshi, zbMATH 1314.76001, 2015)