PHY1530H F GENERAL
Fluid Mechanics
Official description
The static, kinematic, and dynamic behaviours of fluids have huge import in physics, engineering, earth sciences, and life sciences  fluid mechanics is a basic scientific literacy in your graduate physics education. The subject brings with it almost its own way of thinking. Because of this, we’ll emphasize principles of fluid mechanics heavily, then handinhand with them develop skills applicable to different domains of fluid mechanics. Our physics approach will be to introduce basic kinematic models, enhance relevant mathematical ideas, develop equations of motion, and then explore the consequences. After simple steady flows, we will consider wave propagation for different kinds of fluids including gravitydriven density waves, the plasma twofluid model, and then stretch into dynamics as far as time allows, to instabilities such as RayleighTaylor instability in supernovae and laserdriven inertial fusion.
 Textbook

['Fluid mechanics, Pijush K. Kundu', '6th edition available on short term loan from the Physics Library']
Additional information
Problem sets:
Problem set due dates (posted on web)
PS#1 – due 4 October !PS#2 – due 20 October !Midterm Test:
Monday 25 October, 57pm
PS#3  due 17 November
PS#4 – due 8 December !upload to Quercus
we’ll take up solutions in tutorial, but not post
solutions (many questions are made available from a previous lecturer, who may want still to use them)
late policy: 20% off per day, for 3 days maximum
 course title
 PHY1530H F GENERAL
 session
 fall
 group
 general course
 time and location

Monday 13 pm, MP606
 instructor
