Fox and McDonald’s Introduction to Fluid Mechanics 10th Australia and New Zealand Edition

ISBN: 9781119666080

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Through ten editions, Fox and McDonald’s Introduction to Fluid Mechanics has helped students understand the physical concepts, basic principles, and analysis methods of fluid mechanics. This market-leading textbook provides a balanced, systematic approach to mastering critical concepts with the proven Fox-McDonald solution methodology. In-depth yet accessible chapters present governing equations, clearly state assumptions, and relate mathematical results to corresponding physical behaviour. Emphasis is placed on the use of control volumes to support a practical, theoretically-inclusive problem-solving approach to the subject.

Each comprehensive chapter includes numerous, easy-to-follow examples that illustrate good solution technique and explain challenging points. A broad range of carefully selected topics describe how to apply the governing equations to various problems, and explain physical concepts to enable students to model real-world fluid flow situations. Topics include flow measurement, dimensional analysis and similitude, flow in pipes, ducts, and open channels, fluid machinery, and more. To enhance student learning, the book incorporates numerous pedagogical features including chapter summaries and learning objectives, end-of-chapter problems, useful equations, and design and open-ended problems that encourage students to apply fluid mechanics principles to the design of devices and systems.

Fox & McDonald’s Introduction to Fluid Mechanics is part of the Wiley Re-Engineered program, designed to match how students learn. The enhanced E-Text is organised in a Practice → Study → Read format to match how engineering students’ study. The E-Text includes many of the interactive and multimedia resources including practice problems and solutions.


  • New problems have been written for each chapter and 50% of total problems have been revised and updated.
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Robert W. Fox
Alan T. McDonald
John W. Mitchell
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Fundamental concepts
Chapter 3. Fluid statics
Chapter 4. Basic equations in integral form for a control volume
Chapter 5. Introduction to differential analysis of fluid motion
Chapter 6. Incompressible inviscid flow
Chapter 7. Dimensional analysis and similitude
Chapter 8. Internal incompressible viscous flow
Chapter 9. External incompressible viscous flow
Chapter 10. Fluid machinery
Chapter 11. Flow in open channels
Chapter 12. Introduction to compressible flow
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