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Nature volume 140, page 635 (09 October 1937) | Download Citation



RECENT developments in aeronautics, the turbine and the use of liquid and gaseous fuels have produced a great change in the science of fluid mechanics. As a consequence, an elementary knowledge of the modern advances in the subject is now required by engineering students. This book has therefore been written for the use, primarily, of second year students preparing for the London engineering degree. The author has made a special feature of keeping the course as free as possible from empirical formulæ and tables of coefficients. The text is well illustrated by clearly drawn diagrams and fully worked-out examples. Both the calculus and the method of dimensions have been used wherever necessary, and although the book is designed to cover adequately a specific syllabus, it should be very useful to all engineering students.

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