A10: Fluid Dynamics and Waves, HT 2008

Lectures: Mon 11.00-12.00 am, Weds 12.00-1.00 pm, Weeks 1-8
Room: Lecture Hall 1, Mathematical Institute
Lecturer: Prof. Tom Witelski
Webpage: http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/~witelski/a10-2008/ [external]
Webpage: http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/4012/ [official]

Aims and Objectives

This course introduces the mathematical framework used to describe the motion of solids, fluids, and gases. Building on fundamental considerations from geometry, vector calculus, and dynamics, the governing differential equations of motion will be derived. Analytical approaches for solving these equations for simple classes of problems will be developed.

The main themes of the course are

Course Outline [PDF]


The primary readings will come from the textbook written by Dr. D. J. Acheson

Other reference books

Course materials and external web links