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Fluid Dynamics (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Tom Hall

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The basic equations of fluid dynamics; Cartesian tensors, the viscous stress tensor; equations of state; linearisation, sound and internal gravity waves; phase and group velocity; non-linear evolution; shocks; computational methods; Bernoulli's equation; vorticity and circulation; Kelvin's circulation theorem; rotational and irrotational flow; two dimensional homogenous incompressible flow; viscous effects and boundary layers; separation from a ball, with applications to cricket, golf and baseball; flow in a rotating reference frame, geostrophic flow.

Assessment: Examination (3 hours): 60% + Assignments: 20% + Tests: 20%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and an average of two 1-hour support classes per week

Prerequisites: MTH2010 and MTH2032 or equivalent

Prohibitions: ASP3021, ASP3062, ATM3062, MAT3121, MAT2102, MAT3102, ATM3132, ATM3172

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