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PHY454H1
Continuum Mechanics

Official description

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.

Prerequisite
PHY254H1, MAT235Y1/MAT237Y1/MAT257Y1, APM346H1/APM351Y1
Co-requisite
n.a.
Exclusion
PHY459H1
Recommended preparation
n.a.
Textbook
                            ['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
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI

Additional information

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
PHY454H1
session
winter
year of study
4th year
time and location
24L: LEC0101: MW11 Room: MP137, In Person LEC9101: MW11, On line Synchronous 12T: R11, Room: tba, In Person R11, On line Synchronous At this time, the University has not made a final decision about course delivery for the Winter 2021 term. The Faculty of Arts & Science will be updating Winter term course delivery information based on public health guidelines.
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

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* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
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Asynchronous
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