By Richard Courant, K.O. Friedrichs
The Springer version of this booklet is an unchanged reprint of Courant and Friedrich's classical treatise which was once first released in 1948. the fundamental learn for it happened in the course of international conflict II, yet there are various facets which nonetheless make the e-book attention-grabbing as a textual content and as a reference. It treats simple facets of the dynamics of compressible fluids in mathematical shape, and makes an attempt to give a scientific conception of nonlinear wave propagation, fairly relating to gasoline dynamics. Written within the kind of a sophisticated textbook, it money owed for classical in addition to a few rather contemporary advancements. The authors intend their viewers to be engineers, physicists and mathematicians alike.