ASTRON 151 - Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics or return to Course Catalog Search
124099 – Section 001
|Faculty of Arts and Sciences||Astronomy||Lars Hernquist|
|Term||Day and Time||Location|
|Spring 2015-2016 (show academic calendar)||MWF 11:00 a.m. - 11:59 a.m.||Observatory A 101 (FAS)|
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Credit in Faculty of Arts and Sciences is equivalent to:
Graduate and Undergraduate
Fluid and gas dynamics with applications drawn from astrophysical phenomena. Topics include: kinetic theory, diffusive effects, incompressible fluids, inviscid and viscous flows, boundary layer theory, accretion disks, fluid instabilities, turbulence, convection, gas dynamics, linear (sound) waves, method of characteristics, Riemann invariants, supersonic flow, non-linear waves, shocks, similarity solutions, blast waves, radiative shocks, ionization fronts, magnetohygrodynamics, hydromagnetic shocks, dynamos, gravitational collapse, principles of plasma physics, Landau damping, computational approaches, stability criteria, particle based (Lagrangian) methods, adaptive mesh refinement, radiation hydrodynamics.
This course offered alternate years.
|Eligible for cross-registration|
With permission of instructor/subject to availability
MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.