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MT4509 Fluid Dynamics

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:11.00 am Mon (even weeks), Tue and Thu

This module provides an introduction to the theory of incompressible fluid dynamics, which describes the motion of liquids and gases at speeds small compared to the sound speed. Special attention is paid to a precise foundation of the various conservation laws that govern fluid dynamics, as this provides a convenient framework in which to study specific examples as well as extensions of the basic theory.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for MMath Applied Mathematics. At least two from MT4003, MT4004, MT4509, MT4510 and MT4606 compulsory for MMath Mathematics.

Optional for all other programmes in the School.

UG Pre-requisite(s):(MT2506 and MT3504) or MT3601
UG Modules required for:MT5809

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 35
  • Guided independent study: 115

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 100%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 0%
UG As used by St Andrews:Written Examination = 100% (2-hour final exam = 90%, class test = 10%)
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr M Carr
Module teaching staff:Dr M Carr