Spring 2008
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Basic fluid mechanics for astronomers, geared towards graduate students. The class aims to develop physical intuition and orderofmagnitude problemsolving skills.

A. Mass, Momentum, and Energy Equations
B. Drag
C. Turbulence
D. Inviscid Flow and the Bernoulli Constant
E. Parker Wind / BondiHoyle Accretion
F. Acoustic Waves, Shocks, and SedovTaylor
G. Convection / Mixing Length Theory
H. KelvinHelmholtz Turbulence
I. Thermal Instability
J. Jeans Instability
K. Viscous Accretion Disks
L. Rayleigh Instability
M. Spiral Density Waves and Toomre Q
N. Magnetohydrodynamics
O. MagnetoRotational Instability
P. Swing Amplification