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By Nikolaos A. Peppas (auth.), Nikolaos A. Peppas (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9400923074

ISBN-13: 9789400923072

ISBN-10: 9401075360

ISBN-13: 9789401075367

One hundred years in the past, in September 1888, Professor Lewis generators Norton (1855-1893) of the Chemistry division of the Massachusetts Institute of expertise brought to the curriculum a direction on business chemical perform. This used to be the 1st based path in chemical engineerĀ­ ing taught in a school. Ten years later, Norton's successor Frank H. Thorpe released the 1st textbook in chemical engineering, entitled "Outlines of commercial Chemistry." through the years, chemical engineering built from an easy business chemical research of procedures right into a mature box. the quantity awarded the following comprises many of the commissioned and contributed papers offered on the American Chemical Society Symposium celebrating the centenary of chemical engineering. The contributions are provided in a logical approach, beginning first with the historical past of chemical engineering, by way of analyses of assorted fields of chemical engineering and concluding with the historical past of varied U.S. and ecu Departments of Chemical Engineering. I desire to thank the authors of the contributions/chapters of this quantity for his or her enthusiastic reaction to my notion of publishing this quantity and Dr. Gianni Astarita of the collage of Naples, Italy, for his encouragement throughout the preliminary phases of this project.

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To an action there is always a contrary and equal reaction; or, the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always directed to contrary parts. To see the correspondence between Euler's point of view and that of Newton, we restrict our discussion to mass point mechanics and consider the isolated particle illustrated in Fig. 1-1. The mass of this particle is m l and Euler's first law requires (1-4) From this it follows that THE DEVELOPMENT OF FLUID MECHANICS IN ChE m 1VI = constant vector 51 (1-5) and here we see that Newton's first law is nothing more than a special case of Euler's first law.

Two centuries later, these same concepts represent the building blocks of fluid mechanics. Before we comment on the development of these concepts, we need to examine how Eqs. 1-1 through 1-3 compare with Newton's three laws of mechanics. Newton's three axioms can be stated as (Truesdell. page 88, 1968) I. Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion straight ahead, unless it be compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it. II. The change of motion is proportional to the motive force impressed.

PEPPAS 36 ~lil~rlHll , , 'I :j . -Jii.. S. CHEMICAL ENGINEERS 37 J. Bridgwater HISTORY OF A RESEARCH JOURNAL, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE ABSTRACT A significant part of the high quality academic journal market has become controlled by private publishing houses. Within chemical engineering the pace and quality have been set by Chemical Engineering Science. The subject area was identified as important around 1950 and the journal started publication in 1951. The forces leading to its formation and the policies followed are traced; how these have related to its achievements is appraised.

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