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Topics in Fluid Dynamics: Dimensional Analysis, the Coriolis force, and Lagrangian and Eulerian Representations

Topics in Fluid Dynamics: Dimensional Analysis, the Coriolis force, and Lagrangian and Eulerian Representations

This collection of three essays was developed from the author's experience teaching Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean, 12.800, offered to graduate students entering the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography. The goal of this course is to help each student master the concepts and mathematical tools that make up the foundation of classical and geophysical fluid dynamics. Three topics --- the subject of these essays --- proved to be the most difficult for most students: 1) dimensional analysis, 2) the Coriolis force and 3) Lagrangian and Eulerian representations. These essays treat these topics in considerably greater depth than a comprehensive fluids textbook can afford, and they are accompanied by data files (MATLABĀ® and Fortan) that allows some application and experimentation.... Show More
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