S. G. Rajeev was born in Trivandrum, India. He has a B.Sc. degree from the University of Kerala and a Ph. D. from Syracuse University. After a stint as a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT, he has been on the faculty at the University of Rochester, where he is a Professor of Physics and of Mathematics. He has done research on several topics in high energy physics and quantum gravity: soliton models for hadrons, string theory, renormalization, quantum field theory, and Yang-Mills theories - but fluid mechanics was his first love.
[This book] resides at the very highest level as an exposition for graduate students in physics and engineering who seek a unified account of classical fluid dynamics and at least pointers into research topics. * Clark D. Jeffries, MathSciNet * The book is an introduction to fluid mechanics from a theoretical viewpoint. It starts with very basic concepts and proceeds to Euler flow, viscous (Navier-Stokes) flow, shocks, boundary layers, etc. One chapter describes geometric integrators for ordinary differential equations, which preserve symmetries and, therefore, useful properties like conservation laws. * Ilya A. Chernov, zbMath *