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Navier-Stokes Equations: Theory and Numerical Analysis
Roger Temam, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

AMS Chelsea Publishing
1984; 408 pp; hardcover
Volume: 343
Reprint/Revision History:
reprinted with corrections, 2001
ISBN-10: 0-8218-2737-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-2737-6
List Price: US$68
Member Price: US$61.20
Order Code: CHEL/343.H
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This book was originally published in 1977 and has since been reprinted four times (the last reprint was in 1984). The current volume is reprinted and fully retypeset by the AMS. It is very close in content to the 1984 edition. The book presents a systematic treatment of results on the theory and numerical analysis of the Navier-Stokes equations for viscous incompressible fluids. Considered are the linearized stationary case, the nonlinear stationary case, and the full nonlinear time-dependent case. The relevant mathematical tools are introduced at each stage.

The new material in this book is Appendix III, reproducing a survey article written in 1998. This appendix contains a few aspects not addressed in the earlier editions, in particular a short derivation of the Navier-Stokes equations from the basic conservation principles in continuum mechanics, further historical perspectives, and indications on new developments in the area. The appendix also surveys some aspects of the related Euler equations and the compressible Navier-Stokes equations. Readers are advised to peruse this appendix before reading the core of the book.

This book presents basic results on the theory of Navier-Stokes equations and, as such, continues to serve as a comprehensive reference source on the topic.


Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in fluid mechanics, linear and nonlinear PDEs, and numerical analysis.


From a review of the first edition:

"This book, in many ways remarkable, gives a detailed account of a number of results concerned with the theory and numerical analysis of the Navier-Stokes equations of viscous incompressible fluids."

-- Zentralblatt MATH

Table of Contents

  • The steady-state Stokes equations
  • Steady-state Navier-Stokes equations
  • The evolution Navier-Stokes equation
  • Appendix I: Properties of the curl operator and application to the steady-state Navier-Stokes equations
  • Appendix II (by F. Thomasset): Implementation of non-conforming linear finite elements (Approximation APX5--Two-dimensional case)
  • Appendix III: Some developments on Navier-Stokes equations in the second half of the 20th century
  • Bibliography to Appendix III
  • Comments
  • Additional comments to the revised edition
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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