1.686[J] Nonlinear Dynamics and Turbulence


Class Info

Reviews theoretical notions of nonlinear dynamics, instabilities, and waves with applications in fluid dynamics. Discusses hydrodynamic instabilities leading to flow destabilization and transition to turbulence. Focuses on physical turbulence and mixing from homogenous isotropic turbulence. Also covers topics such as rotating and stratified flows as they arise in the environment, wave-turbulence, and point source turbulent flows. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has 18.355 as a prerequisite.

1.686[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by L. Bourouiba.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 1.686[J] was rated 4.9 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Teaching site or on the 1.686[J] Stellar site.

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