This book is primarily intended for introducing combustion to senior undergraduate and junior graduate students in mechanical and chemical engineering.  Some undergraduate knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics is required to appreciate the material covered.

“It can scarcely be denied that the fundamental phenomena which first led mankind into chemical inquiries are those of combustion.” – William Crookes.

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This book is intended for those who have an interest in flowing fluids.  It aims at providing some backgound, though of limited scope, on everyday flow turbulence, especially that encountered in engineering applications. 

“I am an old man now, and when I die and go to heaven there are two matters on which I hope for enlightenment. One is quantum electrodynamics, and the other is the turbulent motion of fluids. And about the former I am rather optimistic.”

– Sir Horace Lamb [1849-1934]

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“If you think education is expensive, just try ignorance.” – author unknown.