|Recommended semester: 7th - 9th semester
|Scope and form: Lectures
|Previous course: 10401
|Aim: The aim of the course is to give the student
a basic understanding of the classical physics of spatially extended media
consisting of solid materials, liquids and gasses. The course can be regarded
as a natural extension of classical mechanics (including thremodynamics
/ statistical mechanics) or be the basis for more specialized studies in
elasticity, hydrodynamics and the physics of fluids, such as superfluids.
|Contents: On the basis of classical mechanics and
thermodynamics the equations describing the macroscopic motion of deformable
solids and fluids. Introduction of fields, especially the gravitational fields
and pressure. Hydrostatics. Strain and stress in elastic media. Sound waves.
Ideal, incompressible fluid motion (The Euler equations). Viscosity and its
microscopic origin. The Boltzmann equation. The Navier-Stokes equations.
Potential flow. Boundary layers. Surface waves. Vortices. Instabilities in
flows. Turbulence and Lagrangian chaos. Superfluid flow.
, building 309, (+45) 4525 3310,
010 Department of Physics
|Keywords: Hydrostatics, Elasticity, Hydrodynamics,
Potential flow, Vortices