MATH444-12S1 (C) Semester One 2012

Special Topic in Mathematics

0.1250 EFTS
20 Feb 2012 - 24 Jun 2012


Special Topic in Mathematics

Special Topic 2012 - Inviscid Fluid Dynamics

Fluid Dynamics is the study of how aeroplanes fly, flags flap, blood flows, rivers run, waves break, and galaxies turn. Anything remotely fluid-like, from desert sand dunes through water fountains to the slow flow of mountains, can be described and studied by the methods of fluid mechanics.

In this course, we will learn the fundamental definitions, theorems, and results of the basis of the subject, concentrating on flows which can reasonably be approximated by modelling a non-sticky (or inviscid) fluid.

This course will be excellent preparation for the Semester 2 course in viscous fluid dynamics (MATH442-12S2).

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Subject to approval of the Head of School.

Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Tuesday 12:00pm-1:00pm Erskine 241 20 Feb - 1 Apr,
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Thursday 10:00am-11:00am Erskine 241 20 Feb - 1 Apr,
23 Apr - 3 Jun

Contact Person

Phillip Wilson

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $788.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

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