The theory of continuous matter, including solid and fluid mechanics. Topics include the continuum approximation, dimensional analysis, stress, strain, the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations, vorticity, waves, instabilities, convection and turbulence.
- PHY254H1, MAT235Y1/MAT237Y1/MAT257Y1, APM346H1/APM351Y1
- Recommended preparation
['no required textbook but will use the information at http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11261467 (or http://go.utlib.ca/cat/10170905)', 'The following book is also recommended - http://go.utlib.ca/cat/8220558']
- Breadth requirement
- Distribution requirement
The theory of continuous matter, with a strong focus on fluid mechanics. Topics include (but may not be limited to) the continuum approximation, dimensional analysis, stress and strain tensors, linear and isotropic elasticity, the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations, conservation laws in fluids, vorticity, potential flows, and water waves.
- course title
- year of study
- 4th year
- time and location
24L: LEC0101, LEC2001: MW11 12T: TUT0101: R11