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
M.P. Brenner (email@example.com), MIT room 2-392. 253
Organization: The course will meet TR 1-2:30, in 2-105.