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MIT Press
26 January 2018
Series: The MIT Press
A textbook that offers a unified treatment of the applications of hydrodynamics to marine problems.

The applications of hydrodynamics to naval architecture and marine engineering expanded dramatically in the 1960s and 1970s. This classic textbook, originally published in 1977, filled the need for a single volume on the applications of hydrodynamics to marine problems. The book is solidly based on fundamentals, but it also guides the student to an understanding of engineering applications through its consideration of realistic configurations. The book takes a balanced approach between theory and empirics, providing the necessary theoretical background for an intelligent evaluation and application of empirical procedures. It also serves as an introduction to more specialized research methods. It unifies the seemingly diverse problems of marine hydrodynamics by examining them not as separate problems but as related applications of the general field of hydrodynamics. The book evolved from a first-year graduate course in MIT's Department of Ocean Engineering. A knowledge of advanced calculus is assumed. Students will find a previous introductory course in fluid dynamics helpful, but the book presents the necessary fundamentals in a self-contained manner. The 40th anniversary of this pioneering book offers a foreword by John Grue. Contents Model Testing . The Motion of a Viscous Fluid . The Motion of an Ideal Fluid . Lifting Surfaces . Waves and Wave Effects . Hydrodynamics of Slender Bodies
By:   J. N. Newman
Foreword by:   John Grue (Professor University of Oslo)
Imprint:   MIT Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   40th anniversary edition
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 19mm
ISBN:   9780262534826
ISBN 10:   0262534827
Series:   The MIT Press
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   26 January 2018
Recommended Age:   From 18 to 99 years
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

J. N. Newman is Emeritus Professor of Naval Architecture at MIT.

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