ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. VICTOR MIGUEL PONCE has been on the civil engineering faculty at San Diego State University, California, since 1980.
His areas of specialty are hydraulics, hydrology, and water resources. He is the author of
Principles and Practices (Prentice Hall, 1989);
second edition online, 2014), Fortran for Scientists and Engineers
(published online, 2002),
and Fundamentals of Open-channel
Hydraulics (published online, 2014). Since 1977, Professor Ponce
has published numerous papers in the hydraulic and hydrologic engineering literature. He is the recipient
of the 1979 ASCE Karl E. Hilgard Hydraulics Prize. Since 1999, Professor Ponce has actively
supported the development of http://ponce.sdsu.edu.
His Visualab is a world-class facility for online teaching
and research, featuring more than 200 free online calculators and more than 200 online videos.