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TIARA Lectures on hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics
April 19, 26 and May 3, 2019
Taipei, Taiwan

Lectures on hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics

In ASIAA/TIARA (theoretical astrophysics group), we will offer introductory lectures on hydrodynamics (HD) and magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), as a preparation of the Science Discussion Meetings in TIARA, which will start after the introductory lectures. Since HD courses are not offered in Taiwan for undergraduates, graduate students (or junior/senior undergraduate students) in any institute/University are encouraged to participate.

Lecturer
Kouichi Hirotani (TIARA)
Dates
April 19 (Fr), 26 (Fr), May 3 (Fr)
Time
14:00-17:00
Place
Room 1108, AS/NTU Astronomy-Mathematics Building,
National Taiwan University, No.1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd, Taipei

Syllabus:

Chapter 1  Hydrodynamics
    Section 1  The continuity equation
    Section 2  The Lagrangian derivative
    Section 3  The Euler equation
    Section 4  Hydrostatics
    Section 5  The Bernouilli's theorem
    Section 6  Energy conservation
    Section 7  Sound waves and gravity waves

Chapter 2  Newtonian Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)
    Section 1  Electromagnetic equations
    Section 2  Plasma equations 
    Section 3  Dimensionless parameters

Lecture note will be provided as a copy of power point files.

References:

Jackson, J. D. (1962) Classical electrodynamics, Reidel
Landau, L. D. & Lifshitz, E. M. (1954) Fluid mechanics.
Peterson, A. R. (1984) A first course in fluid dynamics, Cambridge
Priest, E. R. (1982) Solar magnetohydrodynamics, Wiley
Spitzer, L. (1962) Physics of fully ionized gases, Interscience

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