Module Identifier MX35610  
Module Title HYDRODYNAMICS 1  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor Kenneth Walters  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr David Binding  
Pre-Requisite MX34610  
Mutually Exclusive MA25610  
Course delivery Lecture   19 x 1 hour lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   3 x 1 hour example classes  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours (written examination)   100%  
  Resit assessment   2 Hours (written examination)   100%  

General description

This module introduces and develops the basic concepts of Classical Hydrodynamics and provides a framework for a modern appreciation of Fluid Mechanics.


To provide the basic framework for a modern appreciation of Fluid Mechanics. To introduce the basic concepts of Classical Hydrodynamics. To explain how mathematical modelling of fluid motion ca help in the understanding of certain real world phenomena such as metereology and aerodynamics.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, a student should be able to:


1. Basic concepts.
2. Eulerian and Lagrangian referee systems.   
3. Primitive concepts -- acceleration, pressure, density velocity.
4. Basic equations of fluid motion.
5. Foundations of classical hydrodynamics.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
A R Patterson. (1983) A First Course in Fluid Dynamics. Cambridge 0521274249
D E Rutherford. (1966) Fluid Dynamics. Oliver and Boyd X27011380X
** Supplementary Text
A S Ramsey. (1960) A Treatise on Hydromechanics Part 2: Hydrodynamics. 4th. Bell X240524070