Fluid Mechanics in SI Units -- Mastering Engineering with Pearson eText

Russell C. Hibbeler  
August 2016
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R.C. Hibbeler's text features a large variety of problem types from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, with varying levels of difficulty.

  • Homework Problems. The majority of problems in the book depict realistic situations encountered in engineering practice. This realism is intended to both stimulate interest in the subject, and provide a means for developing the skills to reduce any problem from its physical description to a model or symbolic representation to which the principles of fluid mechanics may then be applied. 
  • End of Chapter Problems. Apart from the Fundamental and Conceptual Problems, there are numerous standard problems in the book that depict realistic situations encountered in engineering practice. Throughout the book there is an approximate balance of problems using either SI or FPS units and in any problem set, an attempt has been made to arrange the problems in order of increasing difficulty. Answers to all of the Fundamental and End-of-Chapter problems are included in the back of the book (with an exception of every fourth problem, as indicated in the book by an asterisk).
  • Fundamental Problems. These problem sets are selectively located just after the example problems. They offer students simple applications of the concepts and, therefore, provide them with the chance to develop their problem-solving skills before attempting to solve any of the standard problems that follow. The problems offer students an excellent means of preparing for exams and they can be used at a later time to prepare for the Fundamentals in Engineering Exam. All of the fundamental problems have complete solutions and answers in the back of the book.
  • Conceptual Problems. Throughout the text, usually at the end of a chapter, there is a set of problems that involve conceptual situations related to the application of the principles presented in that chapter. These analysis and design problems are intended to engage students in thinking through a real-life situation as depicted in a photo. They can be assigned after the students have developed some expertise in the subject matter and they will work well either for individual or team projects.
  • Procedures for Analysis. This feature provides students with a logical and orderly method for applying theory and building problem solving skills. The example problems are then solved using this outlined method in order to clarify its numerical application.
  • Example Problems. The worked examples illustrate the application of fundamental theory to practical engineering problems and reflect problem-solving strategies discussed in associated Procedures for Analysis.
  • Important Points. This feature provides a summary of the most important concepts in a section and highlights the most significant points that should be realised when applying the theory to solve problems.



  • Photographs.  Many photographs are used throughout the book to explain how the principles of fluid mechanics apply to real-world situations.
  • Review and Student Support
  • End of Chapter Review.

A thorough end of chapter review includes each important point accompanied by the relevant equation and art from the chapter providing students with a concise tool for reviewing chapter contents.

Alternative Coverage

The basic principles of Fluid Mechanics are covered in Chapters 1-6. The remaining chapters may be presented in any sequence, without the loss of continuity. An asterisk indicates sections involving more advanced topics and most of these topics are placed in the later chapters of the bo

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Fundamental Concepts
  • Chapter 2: Fluid Statics Fluid Statics
  • Chapter 3: Kinematics of Fluid Motion
  • Chapter 4: Conservation of Mass
  • Chapter 5: Energy of Moving Fluids
  • Chapter 6: Fluid Momentum
  • Chapter 7: Differential Fluid Flow
  • Chapter 8: Dimensional Analysis and Similitude
  • Chapter 9: Viscous Flow Within Enclosed Surfaces
  • Chapter 10: Analysis and Design for Pipe Flow
  • Chapter 11: Viscous Flow Over External Surfaces
  • Chapter 12: Turbomachinery
  • Chapter 13: Open Channel Flow
  • Chapter 14: Compressible Flow