Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22
Available as a Free Standing Elective
MAT-20004 Complex Variable I and Vector CalculusMAT-20008 Differential Equations
The module is a first course in fluid mechanics, designed for students with no previous knowledge of the subject. Although previous acquaintance with vectors and differential equations would be helpful, the lecturer will offer revision of the required parts of these subjects as the module progresses.
The aim of this module is to provide a first course in fluid mechanics and to study some of the many and varied applications of the theory.
Intended Learning Outcomes
demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts in fluid mechanics, including streamlines, streak lines and path lines, continuity, vorticity, boundary conditions, and conservation of mass, momentum and energy: 1,2solve various problems in fluid flow including the use of conformal mappings: 2demonstrate knowledge of lift and circulation, motion of point vortices, and the influence of solid boundaries: 2demonstrate knowledge of simple problems involving viscous flow and rectilinear flow down an inclined plane: 2derive and apply Euler┐s equations of motion: 2
Lectures: 30 hoursIndependent study: 118 hoursExam: 2 hours
1: Assignment weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
An assignment of approximately 1 week durationAn assignment testing material covered in lectures given before the time of the assignment.2: Exam weighted 80%
2 hour examThe examination paper will consist of no less than five and not more than eight questions all of which are compulsory.