1. The equations of motion; 2. Dimensionless parameters and stability; 3. Turbulence; 4. Degrees of freedom, dynamical systems and attractors; 5. On the existence, uniqueness and regularity of solutions; 6. Ladder results for the Navier-Stokes equations; 7. Regularity and length scales for the 2-d and 3-d Navier-Stokes equations; 8. Exponential decay of the Fourier power spectrum; 9. The attractor dimension for the Navier-Stokes equations; 10. Energy dissipation rate estimates for boundary-driven flows.
This book is an introductory physical and mathematical presentation of the Navier-Stokes equations.
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