School of Mathematics
Course 431 1999-2000 (Optional JS & SS Mathematics, JS & SS Theoretical Physics, SS
Lecturer: Professor L.J. Crane
Duration: 21 weeks.
Number of lectures per week: 3
End-of-year Examination: One 3-hour examination
The topics dealt with in this course are:
Objectives: This is a course in the mechanics of Newtonian fluids.
- derivation of the Navier-Stokes equations: exact solutions of
Stokes equations, Stokes flows, lubrication theory, irrotational inviscid
flows, aerofoil theory;
- Applications of fluid mechanics in meteorology. (3
- derivation of the boundary layer equations: exact solutions,
approximate methods of solution, separation of the boundary layer.
May 6, 1999