Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
8th Edition

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
Philip M. Gerhart
Andrew  L. Gerhart,
John I. Hochstein

© 2016

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics offers comprehensive topical coverage, with varied examples and problems, application of visual component of fluid mechanics, and strong focus on effective learning. The course enables the gradual development of confidence in problem solving. Each important concept is introduced in easy-to-understand terms before more complicated examples are discussed.

Offered as a WileyPLUS course, students are provided an interactive online teaching and learning environment that engages them with course material beyond the classroom. Automatically graded problems, many with algorithmically generated values, enable students to practice and master the topics and concepts. In addition, relevant and timely learning resources provide students with the tools they need to better understand key concepts and succeed in the course and in their careers.

  • Easy assignment of homework and quizzes
  • Unlimited practice with algorithmically generated problems
  • Automatic grading of homework problems
  • Whiteboard (show work) feature allows instructors to see how students worked through a problem
  • Visual representation of concepts with 150 videos
  • Grade tracking and management
  • Instant feedback on work


Prepare & Present

  • Instructor's solution manual
  • Test bank
  • 150 fluid videos
  • Art Powerpoint slides
  • Image gallery
  • Flow Lab Solutions
  • Excel data for labs
  • Reading quizzes
  • Correlation guide
  • Fluids in the News
  • Errata
  • This title contains WileyPLUS/Quickstart presentations for the entire course created by a subject expert.

Read, Study, Practice

  • A complete online version of the text (ebook)
  • 150 fluids videos
  • Algorithmically generated problems
  • Guided (stepped-out) problem-solving tutorials and multi-step problems
  • Excel-based lab problems
  • FlowLab resources
  • Sample FE Exam questions
  • Fluids in the News


  • A 'Link-to-text' feature that allows students to access specific portions of their online text for immediate, contextual help as they are working
  • Algorithmically generated problems
  • Guided (stepped-out) problem-solving tutorials
  • Multi-step problems
  • Sample FE Exam questions
  • Flow Lab resources
  • Excel-based lab problems
  • Reading quizzes
  • Concept check questions

Topics covered

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Fluid Statics

Chapter 3. Elementary Fluid Dynamics—The Bernoulli Equation

Chapter 4. Fluid Kinematics

Chapter 5. Finite Control Volume Analysis

Chapter 6. Differential Analysis of Fluid Flow

Chapter 7. Dimensional Analysis, Similitude, and Modeling

Chapter 8. Viscous Flow in Pipes

Chapter 9. Flow over Immersed Bodies

Chapter 10. Open-Channel Flow

Chapter 11. Compressible Flow

Chapter 12. Turbomachines