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This book provides a general introduction to fluid mechanics in the form of biographies and popular science. Based on the author’s extensive teaching experience, it combines natural science and human history, knowledge inheritance and cognition law to replace abstract concepts of fluid mechanics with intuitive and understandable physical concepts. In seven chapters, it describes the development of fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, experimental fluid dynamics, wind tunnel and water tunnel equipment, the mystery of flight and aerodynamic principles, and leading figures in fluid mechanics in order to spark beginners’ interest and allow them to gain a comprehensive understanding of the field’s development. It also provides a list of references for further study.

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Frontmatter

Chapter 1. Foundation of Fluid Mechanics

Abstract
In 250 B.C., Archimedes (ancient Greeks, 287–212 B.C., as shown in Fig. 1.1), commissioned by King Syracuse of Sicily to examine the crown, studied the principle of force balance and proposed the famous hydrodynamic buoyancy theorem, which is also a part of hydrostatics. During this period, the achievements of Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, and other ancient Greek scientists mainly stayed at the philosophical level. At the mathematical level, Pythagoras put forward the concept that everything is a number and discovered the Pythagorean law. After A.D. until the Renaissance, society was dark and scientific development was slow. During the Renaissance (fourteenth to early seventeenth centuries A.D.), with the emergence of the new capitalism, the demand for handicraft and mechanical industries greatly promoted the development of mathematics and mechanics.
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Chapter 2. Aerodynamics

Abstract
Aerodynamics is the study of the law of air motion and force when there is relative motion between the object and air, that is, when the object moves in the air or the object does not move, but air moves around the object.
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Chapter 3. Hydrodynamics

Abstract
Liquid dynamics is the study of the law of the liquid at rest and motion. Because the main research medium is water, it is also called hydrodynamics. Human beings began to study the laws of the static and motion of liquids very early.
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Chapter 4. Computational Fluid Dynamics

Abstract
Computational fluid dynamics is a science rapidly evolving since 1960s, which constitutes three branches of modern fluid dynamics with experimental fluid dynamics as well as theoretical fluid dynamics. Moreover, computational fluid dynamics play a more prominent role in industries, especially for aircraft design, computational fluid dynamics is called an important flow simulation and analysis tool.
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Chapter 5. Experimental Fluid Mechanics

Abstract
Experimental fluid mechanics, theoretical fluid mechanics, and computational fluid mechanics constitute the three branches of fluid mechanics. Experimental fluid mechanics includes experimental aerodynamics and experimental fluid dynamics, involving nearly all fields of fluid mechanics.
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Chapter 6. Wind and Water Tunnel Equipment

Abstract
The wind tunnel facility is the most widely used pipe-type device for testing aerodynamics and the development of aircraft. Through a tubular device, airflow can be artificially generated and controlled to simulate the flow of air around an aircraft or an object, and the force of airflow on the object can be measured. Almost no aircraft and missiles in the development process are without wind tunnel test. Moreover, with the development of aviation and aerospace technology, the requirements for wind tunnel test are increasingly high.
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Chapter 7. Flight Mystery and Aerodynamic Principles

Abstract
Flying, as the name implies, is flying in the air and flying in the sky. What is the sky like? Qu Yuan (300 BC) wrote in “Tian Wen”: “At the beginning of the ancient times, who passed the Tao to this universe?
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Chapter 8. Introduction to Celebrities in Fluid Mechanics

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Backmatter

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