Introduction to Fluid Dynamics

PREREQUISITES: (MATH-UA 123 MINIMUM GRADE-C or MATH-UA 394) MINIMUM GRADE-C or MATH-SHU 151.

Identical to MATH-UA 230

Fluid dynamics is the branch of physics that describes motions of fluids as varied as the flow of blood in the human body, the flight of an insect or the motions of weather systems on Earth. The course introduces the key concepts of fluid dynamics: the formalism of continuum mechanics, the conservation of mass, energy and momentum in a fluid, the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations, viscosity and vorticity. These concepts are applied to study classic problems in fluid dynamics, such as potential flow around a cylinder, the Stokes flow, the propagation of sound and gravity waves and the onset of instability in shear flow.

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Spring 2020

1
Roman Scoccimarro
TR: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 726B 1067
1
Zack Sustiel
R: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM 726B 1067