PS 211

PS 211 Fluid Mechanics (3 units)

This course is a study of the physics of continuous matter. Discussions involve an in depth treatment of Navier-Stokes Equations with consideration of turbulence and varying Rayleigh regimes including non-linear phenomenon.

Prerequisite: none

Batchelor, G. K., An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics (reprinted version), New York: Cambridge University, 1977.
Dutton, J. A., The Ceaseless Wind: An Introduction to the Theory of Atmospheric Motion (reprinted version), New York: Dover, 1986.
Ghil, M., Benzi, R. & Parisi, G., eds., Turbulence and Predictability in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Climate Dynamics, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1985.
Holton, J. R., An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, New York: Academic, 1972.
Stommel, H., The Gulf Stream: A Physical and Dynamical Description, California: University of California, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1960.