By Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt

Scaling legislation display the basic estate of phenomena, specifically self-similarity - repeating in time and/or house - which considerably simplifies the mathematical modelling of the phenomena themselves. This ebook starts from a non-traditional exposition of dimensional research, actual similarity concept, and common idea of scaling phenomena, utilizing classical examples to illustrate that the onset of scaling isn't really until eventually the impression of preliminary and/or boundary stipulations has disappeared but if the method remains to be faraway from equilibrium. a number of examples from a various diversity of fields, together with theoretical biology, fracture mechanics, atmospheric and oceanic phenomena, and flame propagation, are offered for which the information of scaling, intermediate asymptotics, self-similarity, and renormalisation have been of decisive worth in modelling.

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