University of MissouriColumbia

Department of Mathematics 
Course Announcements Winter 2008 
Instructor: Stamatis Dostoglou
Description: The course will be an introduction to Fluid Mechanics and the prevailing mathematical theories of turbulence.
The course will examine at first Newtonian incompressible fluids (described by the NavierStokes equations), but also more general fluids (for example, compressible). It will then concentrate on the Kolmogorov theory of turbulence.
Topics will include: Equations of motion, vorticity, convection, viscocity, dynamic similarity,coherent structures (eddies), universal laws, specific flow problems.
Prerequisites: The course should be accessible to everybody with a good grasp of multivariable calculus.
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