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763654S Hydrodynamics, 6 ECTS cr 
Code 763654S  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Hydrodynamics  Abbreviation Hydrodynamics 
Scope6 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3253 Theoretical Physics 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Field of Physics 

Description
ECTS Credits 

6 ECTS credits

 
Language of instruction 

English

 
Timing 

2nd - 5th year

 
Learning outcomes 

To recognize the basics of hydrodynamic phenomena and to apply these quantitatively to simple flow problems.

 
Contents 

The fluid state of matter is an important part of our daily life and its understanding is useful for all physicists, including bio-, geo-, space, astro- and theoretical physicists. Continuum  assumption, velocity field, continuity equation, deformation tensor, stress tensor, hydrostatics, derivation of Navier-Stokes equation, solutions of Navier-Stokes equation, inviscid flow, sound waves, turbulence and surface waves on liquids.

 
Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 26 h, 12 exercise sessions (24 h), self-study 110 h

 
Target group 

Primarily for the students of the degree programme in physics. Also for the other students of the University of Oulu.

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

763101P Mathematics for physics, 766323A Mechanics.

 
Recommended optional programme components 

No alternative course units or course units that should be completed simultaneously.

 
Recommended or required reading 

A. R. Paterson: A first course in fluid dynamics, E. Thuneberg, Hyrdodynamiikka (lecture notes).

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

One written examination.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.

 
Grading 

Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail

 
Working life cooperation 

No work placement period.

 


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