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Classical Physics Through the Work of GI Taylor

Spring 2000

MIT Course Number 18.325

GI Taylor was one of the most creative and insightful scientists of the 20th century. This course will study a wide range of problems in fluid dynamics (with some solid mechanics as well) by studying Taylor's papers, supplemented by some recent research articles and other articles of great historical interest. Topics to be discussed include homogeneous turbulence, instabilities, dispersion, drops in shear flow and electric fields, particle motion in rotating fluids, and swimming microorganisms.

Instructor:
M.P. Brenner (brenner@math.mit.edu), MIT room 2-392. 253 3661.
Organization: The course will meet TR 1-2:30, in 2-105.
Article about this course (Physics Today, May 2000)
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