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PHY 421 Physics of Fluids (3 credits)

The mechanics of continuous media, including balance laws for mass and momentum. Hydrostatic equilibrium, compressible and incompressible flow, vorticity and circulation. Pressure and shear, viscosity, and an introduction to Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. Applications may include geophysical flows.

Prerequisites: PHY 106, MAT 213 or permission of the Physics Department Chair.