I have my bachelors degree in engineering science: computer science, option electrotechnic. I have a good understanding of basic mechanics and dynamics, calculus (differential equations).

The books I'm now having a look at are:

What book do you recommend for studying fluid dynamics on my own and why?


The books you have mentioned, are written from an engineering point of view rather than physicist's. The following books are recommended:

  • Fluid dynamics For Physicists by T. E. Faber (Introductory. Doesn't need more backgrounds than you mentioned)
  • An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics by G. K. Batchelor (Introductory. Doesn't need more backgrounds than you mentioned)
  • Fluid Mechanics, Volume 6 of Course of Theoretical Physics by Landau and Lifshitz (Advanced)

and also you may find the following book, with a more mathematical flavor, interesting: (I haven't seen this one myself)

  • A Mathematical Introduction to Fluid Mechanics by Chorin and Marsden
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    $\begingroup$ Which book would you recommend for an undergraduate with theoretical physics major? And what are the differences between engineering and physics point of view? $\endgroup$ – Ooker Sep 4 '17 at 9:07
  • $\begingroup$ The engineering and physics points of view in fluid mechanics are quite different: physicists are more concerned with the equations and the physics of a situation or how it can be generalized whereas engineers are understandably much more interested in flows in particular situations, for particular types of pipe, and so on. $\endgroup$ – Tom Sep 14 '18 at 15:23
  • $\begingroup$ This answer appears to be in breach of the resource recommendations policy as described above! $\endgroup$ – sammy gerbil Feb 18 '20 at 2:23

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