An in-depth study of fluid dynamics is provided by
discussing a variety of topics in a more general manner
than usually encountered at the undergraduate level.
Some of the topics are familiar to you, for example, the
Euler and Navier–Stokes equations and the first and
second laws of thermodynamics. One purpose of this
text is to prepare you for courses in computational fluid
dynamics, turbulence, high-speed flow, rarefied gas
dynamics, and so on. The second objective is to help you
understand the fluid dynamic journal literature. Last,
but not least, I hope to convey some of the fascination
that abounds in our subject.