Advanced Fluid Dynamics
MW 2:30-3:45PM Marston 220


This class will cover the fundamentals of fluid mechanics, with a focus on inviscid flow. Upon completion of the class, students will have obtained the following: A sound physical understanding of the fluid mechanics; the ability to use vector calculus to solve problems in fluid mechanics; an understanding of the fundamental kinematics and conservation equations; and the ability to analyze a variety of flows, both compressible and incompressible.





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Professor Jonathan P. Rothstein
Gunness 16

Office hours: Fridays 2:30-3:30PM; Wednesday 4:00-5:00PM

Wilcox, Basic Fluid Mechanics, Fifth Ed., DCW Industries, 2013

The course grade will be based on the following:
Homework 20%
Two Midterm Exam 20% each
Final Exam 40%

A set of homework problems will be assigned roughly once a week during lectures. You should work through these problems carefully as they are essential for your learning of the material. The problems will be typically collected and graded on Tuesdays. [homework solutions and handouts page]

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