Principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy in fluid mechanics. Basic geophysical fluid mechanics, including the effects of salinity, temperature, and density; heat balance in the ocean; large scale flows. Hydrostatics. Linear free surface waves, wave forces on floating and submerged structures. Added mass, lift and drag forces. Introduction to ocean acoustics; sound propagation and refraction. Sonar equation. Laboratory sessions in wave propagation, lift and drag forces on submerged bodies, and sound propagation. Meets with 2.06 first half of term.
This class has 2.001 as a prerequisite.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 3-442.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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