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Chen, Sharon; Hromadka, Nancy (ed.) / Wisconsin engineer
Volume 94, No. 3 (March 1990)

Damrow, Amy
Section 17.5: texts of UW-Madison,   pp. 12-13

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)N 17.5:
If you are an engineering student
at the University of Wisconsin-
Madison, don't be a bit surprised if
the name of your professor matches
the name in the front cover of the
course textbook. In fact, if you are
an engineering student at one of
many colleges and universities
around the world, you may also use
a text written by a professor at UW-
Madison. The authorship of texts
among UW-Madison educators is a
common occurence, and one that
gives the College of Engineering a
great sense of pride.
Textbooks have been written by
many UW professors over the years.
There are numerous professors in
every department of the College of
Engineering who have a book or
two credited to their names. As any
student walks through the hallways
of the engineering buildings, he or
she may notice the many displays of
these volumes. For example, the
showcase honoring the great
chemical engineering professor, O.A.
Hougen, displays his books written
in a myriad of various languages.
These exhibits emphasize the pride
the University has for its great
...Transport Phenomena
is now in its fortieth
printing and can be
found all over
the globe
On aotiottg at th ed of the tex, the reder thold be consiouofth
key rote played by the eq-oqt   of chang, ao developed io Chapters 3, 10,
and 18. Th-seq-ai-n proidethe staring point for c-alcuaion of profiles
dimnional analysis, orreWlttion of transfer ratts, and development of tho
mosctopic baltncs. Oneort oooof tbhe rtesults     y be neded i    any
given engineeingi problem
Needlts toosy tn on introd--tory teot 0oatteopot cn bo mote to go
very faintto i onooo applications oo tpetial th niques. Byooayof-ooottooioo
oooooidto itt pproprtet tooottioon somof the areas tha, lio beyond th
soopo of this book.
Wo hooo    inod oursotoes largely to soltiotto   of he quatioos of chage
obttainbl  by timtopt   ..lyttoalopodures. tt t is aticipatod that nueitl
htodofot toltgotranspo-t phenomena problems will find increasing use.
In tbhi book to doalt mainly wthit the  -otinuum aspectsof the subject
becaose bhi viewpoito it of more imt ediao-o to to tho ongtooootog otodent.
tb souldbe     emphasized, however, that theoleular hto-y of t-anpor
ph _omott   ooploments thotintuuom    bhooy io several ways: (a) the
moltcular theooy cao ho used to derive Ith equatioon of change, (b) tee
molecularthory gite exprion        fto loorthe trnport.poopoerttie inteo
intetrmlolec laoos,and (c) the =oleular pproach is essentta inder-
-toodiog.,otto-loo-doootty ga phenomena.
Some roatoial on turbolent tranopo-tpheoment hab been toiotded becatte
oftho porticat impo.t"o.. of the subjoot, it spittof it preseotoo oortfototY
ototo of deoelopoont. tt to hopod thbt this ittodttio     will ti
ito.toot io the rapidly expanding litetutre of thti fibld.
Cootaitly he bottdary-layet theory of oroopo- phomeo- has doeltopod
ell beyond the sope ofthW inttodttctory tet. Th       rapid gro h  of lhi
sobject wa   intitted by the oodyoooocostobuttnooroooo rooootopplioorioon
ho      boe   made in othe    stthoatoparatoot pooesseooaodapplid
chemial kineic..
Why do professors write text-
books? It might seem obvious that the
motives are fame and fortune. How-
ever in reality, more practical reasons
prevail. For example, some texts are
created as new courses are added to the
curriculum of a particular department.
Such was the case for professors R.
Byron Bird, Warren Stewart and Edwin
Lightfoot's Transport Phenomena, a
Of g-ooig impo-tance is the sdy of trotoport thenom  tn no.Nwo
f-ow. Ms arg ohemal indstrs a      faed with n-Nwtoi       poobloot
nd lodleepirical procdures h-v b-e deied upon in design wok. It is
hoped ht som        f tho non-Newtoniat problems in Mh book will catalyze
furthe inert I the fundatat approach to heology
Noteorthy advances have been made in the fih d oftr-po-tph-oo a    in
comprsible lo     which w       h    admitdly giv   l.,  atteonth a  It
desrt. This bold includes shock, sound propagation, sup--onits
and obotoh   oth-i-ty. Rader intet     d     i  th   ubjcts ill fid th.t
special            q. ofthqtoo f  cange   gerally take  a    the t-tting
point foo tho doelopotoo .
Sopobl         tht involvd th  po   phenon        in che-ly recting
sy-toms havo been discu d. Usually, for ho sake ofiplifitottn, wehave
takho che     lkticsfto        thedealizdyfor      Clalyforany
problems tn  ob-tio, detotatio,    tnd flato propagtion.,  m-  -olitmit
xprons for the      -aion rates ned to be kn   .      F ho  , o ch
m or ds to be knon about h         ious physital poop-Itor of fltid
otting fre     radicals and ions, partiularly atlevtetd  temperatu
n       thi book w  ha -rettd ourelvs  loit ecusivy   t   = sy
which electric atd  g-tfi ilds play no ol. An importtpant r      of
tot     s   thaot of or po  phen en  i ele-iolly ondtig t edia. For
such problems wehv to tmodify the equtoot of change to tncludooeetro-.
mgnic       c          Inthequtioofmotion, electromagetic e gy trms i
the qationofnrgy, and a          ddition   equ.tion ofchng  for chage I
additiot, we need the Maxtell eqttiotns of electromagnttist. Thb fiold
formtd by the union of these two subjocts io called otg-oohydoodonotit.
Nu   ro    e  ple   d pnobl-s that illutt    thffi llppfiott  of-ttnopo-t
pheomena to egieroingoav     been givn  in tthetet. Most are rlttively
straightforword examples involving ideald  sttioo nsr.  It is hoped thttthe
coming years will see incrsd  appliction of the  priples of to npoot
pheot  ena to mr 00  hollongitg problems.
R. B. B,
W. E. S.
E. N. L.
The afterword of Bird, Stewart and Lightfoot's text Transport Phenomena pays
homage to its alma mater. If you look closely, you can see that the first
letter of
every paragraph spells out the words ON WISCONSIN.
               Wisconsin Engineer,_March 1990
Wisconsin Engineer, March 1990

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