Fifth Winter SchoolMATHEMATICAL THEORY IN FLUID MECHANICS
PASEKY (Czech Republic)


Advanced topics in theoretical fluid mechanics
Pitman Research Notes In Mathematics Series 392 1st Edition 1998 224 pages
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DescriptionThis volume consists of four contributions based on a series of lectures delivered at the Fifth Winter School on Mathematical Theory in Fluid Mechanics, held in Paseky nad Jizerou, Czech Republic, from December 614, 1997. The contributions have been written by the main lecturers of the school, and concern various significant topics in the field of theoretical fluid mechanics. Specifically, Bardos presents mathematical studies of various evolutionary models of fluids that capture the motions of gases and liquids on different scales starting from molecules and rarefied gases, continuing to fluids and gases at the continuum level and finishing with fluids in turbulent regimes. Besides the mathematical analysis of particular systems on their own, a great deal of attention is devoted to the passage from one scale to another. Dafermos provides a worthwhile introduction to the foundation of classical continuum physics built on a precise and general mathematical basis which enables one to present arguments in a very transparent way. Novotný investigates systematically the properties of the steadystate transport equations with the emphasis on flows in exterior domains. Finally, Solonnikov illustrates in a pedagogical way his approach to the nonsimple analysis of free boundary problems in fluid mechanics by considering three model examples for the steadystate NavierStokes equations. Readership: Applied mathematicians, researchers in theoretical fluid mechanics, analysts in partial differential equations. 
ContentsForeword
Claude Bardos (pp. 188)
Constantine M Dafermos (pp. 89117)
Antonín Novotný (pp. 118146)
Vsevolod A Solonnikov (pp. 147212) 
About the authorsJosef Malek's affiliation: Charles University, Prague, malek@karlin.mff.cuni.cz
Jindrich Necas's affiliation: Charles University, Prague,
Mirko Rokyta's affiliation: Charles University, Prague,
