This first volume of two aims to help prepare students of fluid mechanics for their examinations by presenting a clear explanation of theory and application in the form of solutions to typical examination and assignment type questions. Each chapter comprises start-of-chapter learning objectives, a summary of basic theory, end-of-chapter summaries, a range of worked examples, a selection of problems with answers, and assignments to encourage further practice and consolidate understanding. The book assumes only an elementary knowledge of mathematics and mechanics. It covers the elements of hydrostatics, fluid pressues and the stability of floating bodies. It then goes on to explain the basic principles of the analysis of fluid motion, methods of flow measurement, a study of pipelines, open channel flow, and fluid friction.