Contains biographical information of Sir James Lighthill and his
major scientific contributions to the different areas of fluid
mechanics, applied mathematics, aerodynamics, linear and nonlinear
waves in fluids, geophysical fluid dynamics, biofluiddynamics, and
aeroelasticity. This book also includes a list of Lighthill's
The author has produced an erudite scholarly book on the ideas of one of the most important British applied mathematicians. The printing and production are excellent. The book will be of great interest to all those involved with fluid mechanics. This is a superb piece of work and it throws new light on one of the most fundamental topics of mechanic -- Mathematical Reviews "Mathematical Reviews"
An Early Life History of Sir James Lighthill Music and Swimming Personal Reminiscence Supersonic and Subsonic Aerodynamic Flows Aeroacoustics and Nonlinear Acoustics Boundary Layer Theory and Vorticity Dynamics Linear and Nonlinear Waves in Fluids Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Nonlinear Dispersive Waves Biofluid Mechanics Books and Major Research Papers of Sir James Lighthill.