内容简介

Written five centuries after the first studies of Leonardo da Vinci and half a century after A.N. Kolmogorov's first attempt to predict the properties of flow, this textbook presents a modern account of turbulence, one of the greatest challenges in physics. "Fully developed turbulence" is ubiquitous in both cosmic and natural environments, in engineering applications and in everyday life. Elementary presentations of dynamical systems ideas, probabilistic methods (including the theory of large deviations) and fractal geometry make this a self-contained textbook. This is the first book on turbulence to use modern ideas from chaos and symmetry breaking. The book will appeal to first-year graduate students in mathematics, physics, astrophysics, geosciences and engineering, as well as professional scientists and engineers.

目录

Preface

Ch. 1 Introduction

Ch. 2 Symmetries and conservation laws

Ch. 3 Why a probabilistic description of turbulence?

Ch. 4 Probabilistic tools: a survey

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Kolmogorov同志理论的小传...某人背下来然后去吓刚入门的小朋友们...

第一次感受到简洁的魅力~ 配合食用 http://www.ams.jhu.edu/~eyink/Turbulence/

全书最后一段摘录：Indeed, turbulent flow has been observed carefully for five centuries, measured for a century and simulated for a quarter of century. Such long time scales are most unusual in physics...