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1 - Introduction and Problem Formulation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 November 2018

W. O. Criminale
Affiliation:
University of Washington
T. L. Jackson
Affiliation:
University of Florida
R. D. Joslin
Affiliation:
National Science Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia
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Chapter 1 introduces the basic concepts of hydrodynamic stability theory. The chapter begins with a discussion of the classical experiments of Reynolds, and moves the reader quickly through other examples of instability found in nature. The basic equations of motion and their linearization are then introduced, which sets the up the foundation for the rest of the book.

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Print publication year: 2018
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