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Arnab Rai Choudhuri
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978-0521554879
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Cambridge University Press; First Edition edition (December 28, 1998)
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An Introduction for Astrophysicists. Choudhuri, Arnab Rai Chatterjee, Piyali and Nandy, Dibyendu 2004. Assuming an undergraduate background in physics, this book develops fluid mechanics and plasma physics from first principles.

An Introduction for Astrophysicists. Helicity of Solar Active Regions from a Dynamo Model. The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 615, Issue. This book is unique because it presents neutral fluids and plasmas in a unified scheme, clearly indicating both their similarities and their differences. Also, both the macroscopic (continuum) and microscopic (particle) theories are developed, establishing the connections between them.

This book is intended for astrophysicists who want to learn some fluid dynamics and plasma physics

This book is intended for astrophysicists who want to learn some fluid dynamics and plasma physics. The book does cover traditional topics of plasma physics books-kinetic theory, continuum hydrodynamics and, and plasma theory. The turbulence chapter is the best short introduction to Kolmogorov's -5/3 law that I've found; a good preface to reading the chapter on turbulence in other intro books, or even a dedicated turbulence book like Frisch.

This is the only book with which I am familiar that attempts to cover both fluids and plasmas.

A good working knowledge of fluid mechanics and plasma physics is essential for the modern astrophysicist. This book is unique because it presents neutral fluids and plasmas in a unified scheme, clearly indicating both their similarities and their differences

A good working knowledge of fluid mechanics and plasma physics is essential for the modern astrophysicist. This graduate textbook provides a clear, pedagogical introduction to these core subjects. Also, both the macroscopic (continuum) and microscopic (particles) theories are developed, establishing the connections between them.

Arnab Rai Choudhuri, The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas: An Introduction for Astrophysicists. Authors and affiliations. Carl-Gunne Fälthammar. These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves. This revised version was published online in June 2006 with corrections to the Cover Date. This book is intended for astrophysicists who want to learn some fluid dynamics and plasma physics. This book is unique because it presents neutral fluids and plasmas in a unified scheme. Also, both the macroscopic (continuum) and microscopic (particles) theories are developed.

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Introduction Part I. Neutral Fluids: 2. Boltzmann equation 3. March towards hydrodynamics 4. Properties of ideal fluids 5. Viscous flows 6. .Collisionless processes in plasmas 13. Collisional processes and the one-fluid model 14. Gas dynamics 7. Linear theory of waves and instabilities 8. Turbulence 9. Rotation and hydrodynamics Part II. Plasmas: 10. Plasma orbit theory 11. Dynamics of many charged particles 12. Basic 15. Theory of magnetic topologies 16.

Arnab Rai Choudhuri ;The physics of fluids and plasmas : an introduction for astrophysicists, Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN: 0-521-55543-4 Eric Priest; of the Sun, Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 0521854717 J. Monteiro Moreira, J. Machado da Silva, J. Brochado Oliveira; Elasticidade e dinâmica dos fluidos, . orto, 2015.

A good working knowledge of fluid mechanics and plasma physics is essential for the modern astrophysicist. This graduate textbook provides a clear, pedagogical introduction to these core subjects. Assuming an undergraduate background in physics, this book develops fluid mechanics and plasma physics from first principles. This book is unique because it presents neutral fluids and plasmas in a unified scheme, clearly indicating both their similarities and their differences. Also, both the macroscopic (continuum) and microscopic (particles) theories are developed, establishing the connections between them. Throughout, key examples from astrophysics are used, though no previous knowledge of astronomy is assumed. Exercises are included at the end of chapters to test the reader's understanding. This textbook is aimed primarily at astrophysics graduate students. It will also be of interest to advanced students in physics and applied mathematics seeking a unified view of fluid mechanics and plasma physics, encompassing both the microscopic and macroscopic theories.
  • This is a great book. It is clear, and organized very well. I wish it went into more detail, but it sets up a very solid foundation for understanding, and covers a very broad range of topics- it covers the board for Astrophysics.

  • This book is a modern introduction to the fascinating topics of fluids and plasmas. The author develops both the topics from first principles and treats them in a unified manner. His style is informal and narrative without being casual or chatty.

    He starts off with showing how Navier-Stokes equations are a plausible consequence of Boltzmann equation thus assuring the reader that there is nothing new in the former. He then goes on to standard topics in fluid dynamics peppering his course with examples from astrophysics. Although the choice of topics leans towards those of astrophysical interests, the book never gives an impression that it is meant only for a select audience. Through out the course, it emphasizes essential physics relegating technicalities either to exercises or references.

    The second part of the book develops plasma theory in a fashion similar to fluids in first part. It begins with motion of charged particles in an assortment of electromagnetic fields and plasma orbit theory.Later chapters gradually inch towards MHD via Vlasov equation and two-fluid model. The section ends with intriguing and rather hard topics of magnetic topologies and dynamo theory. I will credit the author for taking pains to make these topics accessible to a beginner in plasma physics. Of course, we pay price for simplicity by sacrificing rigor. But the reader is cautioned of it each time the author does so.

    The book does not abruptly end after introducing basics but has an epilogue in which the author whets the readers' appetite by offering a glimpse into relativistic & radiation hydrodynamics. The venerable and old-fashioned hydrodynamics still has a lot of unchartered areas and the book succeeds in persuading the reader that these topics are relevant even today, rather more so now.

  • This book is intended for astrophysicists who want to learn some fluid dynamics and plasma physics. The book does cover traditional topics of plasma physics books--kinetic theory, continuum hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics, and plasma theory. There is a definite emphasis on astrophysical topics, although there are tidbits on aerodynamic lift, tokamaks, etc. It is sufficiently interesting to be of at least some interest to general students of fluid dynamics or plasma physics.
    The book begins with a sketch of the kinetic theory derivation of the Navier Stokes equations, beginning with the Hamilton equations, and moving through Liouville's theorem, the Boltzmann equation, and taking the BGK approximation. It is only a sketch, not a full scale tutorial on kinetic theory, but I believe something along these lines does belong in any fluid dynamics course taught by a physics department. (Such courses are sadly uncommon.)
    The continuum derivation of the Navier-Stokes equations is presented next, and I find it weak. I prefer the systematic, integral-based approaches found in books by, e.g., Panton and Kundu. There is NO discussion of the deformation (a.k.a. strain rate) tensor and the Cauchy-Stokes decomposition. There are brief discussions of some standard flows (e.g, potential flow around a cylinder, viscous Poiseuille flow, aerodynamic lift) and a brief discussion of boundary layers.
    The remaining fluid dynamics chapters are on gas dynamics, waves and instabilities, turbulence, and rotation. The turbulence chapter is the best short introduction to Kolmogorov's -5/3 law that I've found; a good preface to reading the chapter on turbulence in other intro books, or even a dedicated turbulence book like Frisch. The remaining 7 chapters of the book are on plasma physics, including magnetohydrodynamics (I'm not an expert here, so I won't comment on them).
    The book was favorably reviewed in "Comtemporary Physics" and "Journal of Fluid Mechanics", both reviewers praising the author's "engaging style" but expressing disappointment at the lack of more special topics in astrophysics. As long as a reader does not study this book in isolation, though, I think this would be an excellent supplement to his or her studies. I took this book with me on a vacation and enjoyed the reading.