An Introduction to the Geometry and Topology of Fluid Flows

Leading experts present a unique, invaluable introduction to the study of the geometry and typology of fluid flows. From basic motions on curves and surfaces to the recent developments in knots and links, the reader is gradually led to explore the fascinating world of geometric and topological fluid...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Ricca, Renzo L. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2001, 2001
Edition:1st ed. 2001
Series:Nato Science Series II:, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Leading experts present a unique, invaluable introduction to the study of the geometry and typology of fluid flows. From basic motions on curves and surfaces to the recent developments in knots and links, the reader is gradually led to explore the fascinating world of geometric and topological fluid mechanics. Geodesics and chaotic orbits, magnetic knots and vortex links, continual flows and singularities become alive with more than 160 figures and examples. In the opening article, H. K. Moffatt sets the pace, proposing eight outstanding problems for the 21st century. The book goes on to provide concepts and techniques for tackling these and many other interesting open problems
Physical Description:XI, 347 p. 27 illus online resource
ISBN:9789401004466