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MT4509   Fluid Dynamics

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT2506 and pass MT3504

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 115

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Written Examination = 100% (2-hour final exam = 90%, class test = 10%)

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr J Reinaud, Dr H Burgess