School of Mathematics
Course 431 1999-2000 (Optional JS & SS Mathematics, JS & SS Theoretical Physics, SS Two-subject Moderatorship )
Lecturer: Professor L.J. Crane
Requirements/prerequisites: 131, 231

Duration: 21 weeks.

Number of lectures per week: 3


End-of-year Examination: One 3-hour examination

Description: The topics dealt with in this course are:

derivation of the Navier-Stokes equations: exact solutions of the Navier Stokes equations, Stokes flows, lubrication theory, irrotational inviscid flows, aerofoil theory;

Applications of fluid mechanics in meteorology. (3 lectures)

derivation of the boundary layer equations: exact solutions, approximate methods of solution, separation of the boundary layer.

Objectives: This is a course in the mechanics of Newtonian fluids.

May 6, 1999