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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 31100 - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics


This course covers the basic principles of fluid mechanics  include statics, forces on plane and curve surfaces, kinematics of fluid motion, integral and differential representation of conservation of mass, linear momentum, the first Law of Thermodynamics, Bernoulli’s equation, dimensional analysis, and elementary viscous flow. Frictional losses in laminar flow and simple pipe flow analysis are covered. Understanding of the physical phenomena is stressed and vector notation is introduced and used whenever suitable.
cross-listed PGEOG 31100
prereq: PHYS 12100 or PHYS 12000 and MATH 15500

3 hrs 3 cr.