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Title Jean Le Rond D'Alembert : a new theory of the resistance of fluids / Julian Simon Calero, editor.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]

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Series Studies in history and philosophy of science, 2215-1958 ; volume 47
Studies in history and philosophy of science (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; v. 47.
Subject Alembert, Jean Le Rond d', 1717-1783.
Frictional resistance (Hydrodynamics) -- Measurement.
Alt Name Calero, Julián Simón,
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Abstract; Contents; Part I: A New Theory of the Resistance of Fluid; To Monseigner the Marquis Da#x80;#x99;ArgensonMinister of State; Introduction; [I]; [II]; [III]; [IV]; [V]; [VI]; [VII]; Chapter 1: Principles of Dynamics and Hydrodynamics Necessary for the Understanding of the Subsequent Propositions; Chapter 2: General Principles of the Equilibrium of Fluids; Chapter 3: General Principles of the Pressure Fluids, in Motion or at Rest; Chapter 4: On the Pressure That a Fluid Exerts on a Body at Rest and Immersed in It.
4.1 Observations Necessary for the Understanding of the Subsequent Propositions4.2 On the Fluid Pressure at the First Instant of the Impulse; 4.3 Method for Determining the Fluid Velocity at Any Point; 4.4 On the Pressure of the Fluid at Each Moment; 4.5 The Resistance of a Plane Figure; 4.6 Notes on Our Solution to the Problem of Fluid Pressure; 4.7 Reflections on the Experiments That Have Been Made or That Can Be Made to Determine the Pressure of the Fluids; Chapter 5: On the Resistance of Fluids to the Bodies Moving Therein; 5.1 General Observations on the Various Classes of Fluids.
5.2 The Resistance of Non-elastic and Indefinite Fluids5.3 On the Use of Pendulum Experiments to Determine the Resistance of Fluids Whose Velocity Is Very Small; 5.4 Examination of an Hypothesis Which Would Lead to Strange Paradoxes on the Resistance of Fluids; 5.5 About the Resistance of Non-elastic and Finite Fluids; 5.6 On the Resistance of Elastic Fluids; 5.7 Principles Necessary for Determining the Pressure of an Elastic Fluid; Chapter 6: Oscillations of a Body Floating in a Fluid; 6.1 Rectilinear Oscillations; 6.2 Curvilinear Oscillations; 6.3 Oscillations of a Body of Irregular Shape.
Chapter 7: On the Action of a Fluid Stream That Exits from a Vessel and Strikes a PlaneChapter 8: Application of the Principles Outlined in This Essay in the Research of the Motion of a Fluid in a Vessel; Chapter 9: Application of the Same Principles to Some Research on Streams in Rivers; Chapter 10: Appendix; 10.1 Reflections on the Laws of the Equilibrium of Fluid; Part II: Introduction to the Essay; Chapter 11: General Considerations; 11.1 The Manuscript and the Essay; 11.2 Fluid Mechanics in the Eighteenth Century; Chapter 12: DAAlembertAs Dynamic Conceptions.
Chapter 13: Forces and Fluids in the Essay13.1 Forces and Pressures; 13.2 Conception of Fluids; 13.3 Experience and Experiments; Chapter 14: Brief Analysis of the Contents of the Essay; 14.1 The Preliminaries; 14.2 Body in a Fluid Stream; 14.3 Fluid Impulsive Velocity; 14.4 Body Moving in Fluid at Rest; Part III: Analysis of the Essay; Chapter 15: The EssayAs Introduction; Chapter 16: The Preliminaries; 16.1 Principles of Dynamics; 16.2 General Principles of the Fluid Equilibrium; 16.3 Pressure on Submerged Bodies; 16.4 Motion in Tubes; Chapter 17: Resistance of a Body Moving in a Fluid.
Summary In the commentaries to this book we try to understand d’Alembert thoughts and how he contrives to translate his ideas on mechanics to the fluid realm with a new and radical point of view; how he arrives at the first two fundamental differential equations among the velocity components; and how he tries to reduce the resistance of a moving body, which is a change of its momentum, to the hydrostatical pressure, which is related to the gravity. All this knowing that his mechanics has no forces and no pressures as well, and that the fluids are aggregates of individual particles. The essay A New Theory of the Resistance of Fluids was a turning point in Fluid Mechanics because clearly, for the first time, the resistance is shown as the results of a fluid subjected to differential equations in a continuous mode instead of a set of impacts of individual particles. This contribution has been recognized by the scholars. However, only partial attention has been paid to this work, which can be justified due to the difficulty in its reading and also because it was eclipsed by the publication, a few years later, of Euler’s three Memoirs that established modern hydrodynamics.-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN 9783319680002 (electronic bk.)
3319680005 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-68000-2
OCLC # 1019807142
Additional Format Print version: Calero, Julian Simon. Jean le Rond d'Alembert: a New Theory of the Resistance of Fluids. Cham : Springer, 2018 9783319679990

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