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By Michael J. Thompson

This ebook offers an advent for graduate scholars and complex undergraduate scholars to the sphere of astrophysical fluid dynamics. even though occasionally missed, fluid dynamical approaches play a primary function in nearly all parts of astrophysics. No earlier wisdom of fluid dynamics is thought. After setting up the fundamental equations of fluid dynamics and the physics appropriate to an astrophysical software, numerous themes within the box are addressed. there's additionally a bankruptcy introducing the reader to numerical equipment. Appendices checklist priceless actual constants and astronomical amounts, and supply convenient reference fabric on Cartesian tensors, vector calculus in polar coordinates, self-adjoint eigenvalue difficulties and JWKB concept.

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