Richard J Weiss's A Brief History of Light and Those That Lit the Way PDF

By Richard J Weiss

ISBN-10: 9810223773

ISBN-13: 9789810223779

From Leonardo to Oppenheimer, from candles to lasers, from cave drawings to cinema, from stonehenge to quantum mechanics, from Genesis to the massive Bang, mild has stuffed our ideas, our approach of lifestyles, our aesthetics, our know-how, and our capacity for survival. Richard Weiss leads us alongside those paths over the last 500 gentle years. the best way is lit via pioneers comparable to Rembrandt, Einstein, D W Griffith, Newton, and Heisenberg. a short historical past of sunshine, AND those who LIT the way in which is a summer's day roller-coaster journey via 5 centuries of man's achievements in figuring out and manipulating mild. --This textual content refers back to the paperback version of this title

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NONLINEAR INTERACTIONS BETWEEN OBLIQUE INSTABILITY WAVES ON NEARLY PARALLEL SHEAR FLOWS M. E. Goldstein NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio 44l:l5 ABSTRACT Asymptotic methods are used to describe the nonlinear selfinteraction between pairs of oblique instability modes that eventually develops when initially linear, spatially growing instability waves evolve downstream in nominally two-dimensional, unbounded or semi-bounded, laminar shear flows. The first nonlinear reaction takes place locally within a so-called "critical layer" with the flow outside this layer consisting of a locally parallel mean flow plus a pair of oblique instability waves together with an associated plane wave.

The most recent of these experiments include Kobayashi, Kohama & Takamadate (1980), Malik, Wilkinson & Orszag (1981), Kohama (1984) and Wilkinson & Malik (1985). In addition to their experimental portions, MW & 0 (1981) and W & M (1985) contain results of linear stability calculations. From a theoretical point of view, the rotating disk flow is attractive because mean flow has an exact solution. Some other notable numerical studies of the linear instability of this flow include Mack (1985), Malik (1986), and Faller (1991).

When the azimuthal number of "dots" was close to the mode number which the flow favored, there was an enhancement and uniformization of stationary cross-flow modes. A combination of different azimuthal numbers of "dots" was found to have the opposite effect. 1. Introduction The boundary layer flow over a rotating disk in a quiescent fluid has been frequently used as a canonical three-dimensional flow which exemplifies the cross-flow instability. In this flow, the instability appears as outward-spiraling waves.

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