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 Rajiv Kumar July 16, 1999 12:40

Fluid Dynamics

Hello,

I'm am a high school student who is deeply interested in fluid dynamics and how it works with chaos. I plan on doing an experiment dealing with both subject matters. I needed help by some of the distinquished people here. I would like to know where I could get resources of where I can learn more about fluid dynamics, what kinds of calculations are involved, equations, variables. Please help me as I am looking forward to performing an intense experiment for three years.

Thank you for help.

 John C. Chien July 16, 1999 21:38

Re: Fluid Dynamics

(1). There are only two places where you can get more information about fluid dynamics. (2). One is the school. And the other is the library. (3). Start learning how to use a library first.

 yogesh July 17, 1999 01:53

Re: Fluid Dynamics

If you are familiar with Newton's laws, derivatives, integrations i.e. some basic calculus. then you cabn read a book called "Physics Fluid Dynamics" by Tritton. I sdon't know much of the experimental things but i think you can read some Mechanical or Civil Engineering TEXT BOOKS and discuss with the faculty of engineering what they do in practicles in the engineering syllabus.

Best of luck

 reyman July 19, 1999 12:24

Re: Fluid Dynamics

Its very encouraging to see young people starting early in learning about those things that interest them. Read the book that yogesh suggested, go through the libraries reading through books on fluid dynamics, physics, and math if you haven't already done so. Write down all the things that you know about fluids. Then write down all the things you wish to know. Make a step by step plan with target dates and method that you will use to find out what you don't know. If you have three years to do this, try to stick with learning those things that have already been done and written down in books and articles. Then when you get to a point in college where you have access to nice fluid dynamics experimental equipment, you will have a very solid background. Study math the hardest. Don't forget to take time to play games and sports with your friends. Soccer is fun. And you get to think about fluid dynamics of the ball going through the air as well as collision physics after you have kicked it. Good luck.

 clifford bradford July 21, 1999 15:04

Re: Fluid Dynamics