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The Apprenticeship with Beeckman 1618–1619

Stephen Gaukroger

in Descartes: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237242
eISBN:
9780191597480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237243.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Details Descartes's relationship with Beeckman, and their collaboration on three projects in mathematics, dealing with music, falling bodies, and hydrostatics. Presents Beeckman's version of ... More


Introduction to Engineering Fluid Mechanics

Marcel Escudier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198719878
eISBN:
9780191840180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198719878.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Turbojet and turbofan engines, rocket motors, road vehicles, aircraft, pumps, compressors, and turbines are examples of machines which require a knowledge of fluid mechanics for their design. The aim ... More


Fluids

Dmitry Budker and Alexander O. Sushkov

in Physics on Your Feet: Berkeley Graduate Exam Questions: or Ninety Minutes of Shame but a PhD for the Rest of Your Life!

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199681655
eISBN:
9780191761645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681655.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The problems in this chapter cover hydrostatics, nonviscous and viscous flow, surface gravity waves, bubbles, melting, the distribution of the Earth’s atmospheric temperature, and other topics. The ... More


Primitive Equations Model

Vladimir Zeitlin

in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Understanding (almost) everything with rotating shallow water models

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198804338
eISBN:
9780191842627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804338.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The chapter gives the foundations of modelling of large-scale atmospheric and oceanic motions and presents the ‘primitive equations’ (PE) model. After a concise reminder on general fluid mechanics, ... More


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