Anything that flows is a fluid. Fluids include liquids like
water, blood, magma, wine, and
oil, but also gasses like air and engine exhaust,
and even solids like Cheerios, sand, and glacial ice.
The equations for fluid flow are well known - they are just a version of Newton's laws of
motion, but for fluids the equations are nonlinear. Nonlinearity is why fluids such as waterfalls,
breaking waves, fire, and the weather
behave in such fascinating ways. It is also why fluids are very difficult to predict.
In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of fluid
mechanics, how to solve simple fluid problems and techniques for analyzing complex