The theory of turbulence. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar’s 1954 lectures. Notes prepared by Edward A. Spiegel. (English) Zbl 1207.85003

Lecture Notes in Physics 810. New York, NY: Springer (ISBN 978-94-007-0116-8/pbk; 978-94-007-0117-5/ebook). xvii, 117 p. (2011).
The lecture notes on Turbulence by S. Chandrasekhar are transcribed and filled in with details by Edward Spiegel in the year 1954. Time goes on and therefore modern books on turbulence theory and observational details should be preferred by beginners. Nevertheless it is interesting to have a book on these lecture notes for three reasons: 1. The scientific historian will enjoy this compilation. 2. The didactically interested lecturer can learn much about presentations in theoretical physics. 3. Students will find many explicitly calculated details in the presentation of the mathematical formalism.


85-03 History of astronomy and astrophysics
76F02 Fundamentals of turbulence
01A60 History of mathematics in the 20th century
00A79 Physics
01A75 Collected or selected works; reprintings or translations of classics
85A30 Hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic problems in astronomy and astrophysics
76E20 Stability and instability of geophysical and astrophysical flows
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Biographic References:

Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan


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