Prof. Chiang Mei
Designed to familiarize students with theories and analytical tools useful for studying research literature, this course is a survey of fluid mechanical problems in the water environment. Because of the inherent nonlinearities in the governing equations, we shall emphasize the art of making analytical approximations not only for facilitating calculations but also for gaining deeper physical insight. The importance of scales will be discussed throughout the course in lectures and homeworks. Mathematical techniques beyond the usual preparation of first-year graduate students will be introduced as a part of the course. Topics vary from year to year.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Mei, Chiang, and Guangda Li. 1.63 Advanced Fluid Dynamics of the Environment, Fall 2002. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/civil-and-environmental-engineering/1-63-advanced-fluid-dynamics-of-the-environment-fall-2002 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA