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Description This text is designed for the course on fluid mechanics andhydraulic machines offered to the undergraduate students ofmechanical and civil engineering. Written in a lucid style, thebook lays emphasis on explaining the logic and physics ofMoreDescription This text is designed for the course on fluid mechanics andhydraulic machines offered to the undergraduate students ofmechanical and civil engineering. Written in a lucid style, thebook lays emphasis on explaining the logic and physics of criticalproblems to develop analytical skills in the reader. Over 200 solved problems and numerous practice problems that go beyond the simple formulae-substitution problems. Detailed treatment of fluid dynamics, boundary-layer flow, compressible and incompressible flows, and turbulent flows. Separate chapters on mathematical modelling of flow and non-dimensional analysis. Coverage of various hydraulic machines/systems such as jets, centrifugal pumps, turbines, reciprocating pumps, cranes, lifts, presses and couplings. An appendix on mathematical concepts including vector algebra, calculus, integrals, coordinate systems, tensor notations and conformal mapping. Fluid Statics Mathematical Modelling of Flow Ideal Fluid Flow Flow through Pipe and Channel Laminar Flow Turbulent Flow Compressible Flow Non-Dimensional Analysis Rota-Machines Other Hydraulic Systems Experimental Methods S. C. Gupta , former Professor and Head, Department ofMechanical Engineering, Engineering College, Kota, is currentlyteaching at the RKG Institute of Technology, Ghaziabad. He has over30 years of teaching experience and has taught thermodynamics,thermal engineering, fluid mechanics and vibrations. His researchpapers have been published in various international journals, aswell as in The Journal of the Institution of Engineers , India.Associated with the development of curricula in Rajasthan andJodhpur universities, S. C. Gupta has also served as the principal,chief warden, and chief proctor at Engineering College, Kota, inaddition to being the chairman of the Institution of Engineers(India).