The purpose of this book is to gather contributions from scientists in fluid mechanics who use asymptotic methods to cope with difficult problems. The selected topics are as follows: vorticity and turbulence, hydrodynamic instability, non-linear waves, aerodynamics and rarefied gas flows. The last chapter of the book broadens the perspective with an overview of other issues pertaining to asymptotics, presented in a didactic way.
"..the presentation is excellent, the figures and diagrams are clear, and the price is affordable. However theoretical and specialized, this book may be of interest to researchers and to master Ph.D. students in mechanical fields." - Physicalia
From the contents: Growing up with Asymptotics.- Vorticity and Turbulence.- Hydrodynamic Instability.- Non-Linear Waves.- Aerodynamics and Rarefied Gas Flows.- Going on with Asymptotics.