Based on initiative of QSG discussed in last ITTC News 59; this Dictionary is intended for a broad readership including practising naval architects who wish to acquire and apply knowledge of hydrodynamics and also physicists and theoretical hydrodynamicists who wish to apply their particular knowledge to the solution of ship problems. Engineering, physical and nautical terms in common use have not been included when did not require special definition in the context of ship hydrodynamics or when their meanings were self evident. The work is arranged in an overall alphabetical index of all titles and against each is given the section where the item is to be found.
The symbols given are in accordance with those in the latest ITTC list which is complementary document.
In a number of instances, the list give alternative symbols and these are generally included except where a definite preference is indicated.