Course description:  A first course in fluid mechanics aimed at graduate students in physics. No previous knowledge of the subject is assumed. Topics include: inviscid fluids, vorticity, surface waves, the Navier-Stokes equations, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, Stokes flow, drag, boundary layers, stability and instability, Rayleigh-Bénard convection, scaling laws in turbulence.

Instructor:  Stephen Morris     Teaching Assistant:  Hesam Salehipour

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Evaluation: 4 problem sets, 10% each, 1 hour midterm test 20%, final oral presentation on term paper topic, 15%, final written term paper, 25%.  See the assignments page for details.

Lecture times: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1pm, room MP408.  The first organizational meeting will be on Sept. 11.  See the schedule page for details.

While this course is intended for graduate students in Physics, other people are welcome to sit in as space allows.  If you are an undergraduate, and you wish to take this course for credit, you must get permission from the graduate and undergraduate offices.