**PHYSICS OF CONTINUOUS
MATTER**

**TEXT:** B.
Lautrup, *
Physics of Continuous Matter,
Exotic and everyday Phenomena in the Macroscopic World
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All chapter and exercise numbers refer to this book.

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Lecture 1
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Thu Jan 8
2004
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`Reading: `

Title page

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Continuous matter

Chapter 2: Space and time

sections 2.1-2.6note:chapters 1 to 7 are version 7.6

(Optional reading:T. Bohrrecommends

G.I. Barenblatt:Scaling self-similiarity ..., introductory chapters on dimensional analysis)

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Friday Jan 9:
Registration ends
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Lecture 2
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Tue Jan 13
2004
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Reading:

Chapter 3: Gravity

sections 3.1 - 3.5

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Lecture 3
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Thu Jan 15
2004
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Reading:

Chapter 4: Fluids at rest

sections 4.1 -4.4

(section 4.5 optional, thermodynamics applied to atmosphere. Furter optional reading: T. Bohr recommends

Prandtl & Tietjens,Fundamentals of Hydro- and Aeromechanics)

due: problem set I, problems 2.1 - 2.9

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Monday Jan 19:
Martin Luther King day, no classes
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Lecture 4
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Tue Jan 20
2004
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Chapter 5: Buoyancy

sections 5.1 - 5.4

due: problem set II, problems 2.11, 2.13, 2.19, 3.6, 3.10, 3.14

(bonus points: 3.11, 3.15)

Answers to problem set I:Chapter 2

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Lecture 5
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Thu Jan 22
2004
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Reading:

Chapter 6: Planets and stars

sections 6.1 - 6.2

(skipChapter 7: Hydrostatic shapes,

Chapter 8: Surface tension

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(thematically, end of the first 1/3 of the course)
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Lecture 6
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Tue Jan 27
2004
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Reading:

Chapter 9: Stress

sections 9.1 - 9.4

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note:
version 7.7
starting with this chapter
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Lecture 7
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Thu Jan 29
2004
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Reading:

Chapter 10: Strain

sections 10.1 - 10.3

due: problem set III, problems 4.1, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.5

Answers to problem set II:Chapter 3

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Lecture 8
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Tue Feb 3
2004
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Reading:

Chapter 11: Linear elasticity

sections 11.1 - 11.3

due: problem set IV, problems 5.10, 6.1, 6.2

(bonus points: 5.11, 6.4, 6.14)

Part of answers to problem set III:Chapters 3, 4

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Lecture 9
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Thu Feb 5
2004
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Lecture 10
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Tue Feb 10
2004
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Reading:

Chapter 12: Solids at rest

sections 12.1, 12.4

Answers to problem set IV:Chapters 4, 5,Chapters 5, 6

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Lecture 11
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Thu Feb 12
2004
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sections 13.1, 13.4

(skip

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Friday Feb 13:
last day to drop the course
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Lecture 12
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Tue Feb 17
2004
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Problem set V: 9.1, 9.2, 9.4

(bonus points: 9.7)

Problem set VI: 10.1, 10.4, 10.5

(bonus points: 10.3, 10.13)

Answers to problem sets V and VI:Chapters 8, 9,Chapter 9, 10

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Lecture 13
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Thu Feb 19
2004
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Review of the first 1/2 of the course
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Please e-mail to me the topics you would like discussed
ahead of the class.

Problem set VII: 11.1, 11.4

(bonus points: 11.7)

Answers to problem set VII:Chapter 11

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(thematically, end of the first 1/2 of the course)
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Tuesday, Feb 24 at 12:05-1:25 in Howey S104

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Lecture 14
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Thu Feb 26
2004
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sections 15.1 - 15.3

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Friday Feb 27:
midterm grades due
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No lecture 15 - cancelled
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Tue Mar 2
2004
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sections 15.4 - 15.6

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Lecture 16
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Thu Mar 4
2004
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Midterm recess:
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spring break week,
Mar 8 to Mar 12 2004
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Lecture 17
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Tue Mar 16
2004
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Reading:

Chapter 16: Nearly ideal flow

sections 16.1 - 16.6

Optional reading:

Multi-media Fluid Mechanics, Homsy et al, Cambridge University Press 2000

due: problem set VIII, problems 13.1, 13.2; (bonus points: 13.3) - Note: all from version 7.7,Chapter 13:Elastic vibrations, page 221.

due: problem set IX, problems 15.2, 15.4, 15.5, 15.8; (bonus points: 15.3, 15.9)

Answers to problem sets VIII, IX:Chapters 13, 14, 15

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Lecture 18
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Thu Mar 18
2004
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Lecture 19
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Tue Mar 23
2004
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(skipChapter 17: Global laws of balance)

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Lecture 20
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Thu Mar 25
2004
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Reading:

Chapter 18: Viscosity

sections 18.1 - 18.3

Optional reading:

L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz,Fluid Mechanics(Pergamon, London, 1959)summarize it all in equations (15.21), (15.22), though with several typos

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Lecture 21
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Tue Mar 30
2004
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Reading:

Chapter 18: Viscosity

section 18.4

Chapter 19: Channels and pipes

sections 19.1 - 19.6

due: problem set X, problems 16.1, 16.2 (bonus points: 16.3, 16.6)

Answers to problem set X:Chapter 16

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Lecture 22
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Thu Apr 1
2004
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due: problem set XI, problems 18.3, 18.5, 18.7 (bonus points: 18.1)

Answers to problem set XI:Chapter 18

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Lecture 23
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Tue Apr 6
2004
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Reading:

Chapter 20: Creeping flow

sections 20.1 - 20.3

Linda Turner's E. Coli flagellae movie (swimming at 1/Re = 10^5).

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Wednesday, Apr 7:
fall registration starts
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Lecture 24
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Thu Apr 8
2004
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Reading:

Chapter 21: Computational fluid dynamics

sections 21.1 - 21.3

Hans E. Johnston: Pressure method paper

Liu-E notes MAC method

due: problem set XII, problems 19.1, 19.8, 19.9, 19.13 (bonus points: 19.15, 19.17)

Answers to problem set XII:Chapter 19

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Lecture 25
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Tue Apr 13
2004
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Reading:

Chapter 22: Small-amplitude surface waves

sections 22.1 - 22.5

due: problem set XIII, problems 20.1 (2 points), 20.6 (4 points), 20.7 (3 points); bonus 20.8 (7 points)

Answers to problem set XIII:Chapter 20

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Lecture 26
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Thu Apr 15
2004
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Reading:

(skipChapter 23: Whirls and vortices

Chapter 24: Lubrication)

due: problem set XIV, problem 21.2 (3 points).

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Tuesday Apr 20:
fall registration ends
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Lecture 27
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Tue Apr 20
2004
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Chapter 25: Boundary layers

section 25.1 (up to "Merging boundary layers"), 25.2

due: problem set XV, problems 22.1 (2 points), 22.5 (2 points), 22.10 (2 points); bonus 22.12 (2 points), bonus 22.15 (6 points)

Answers to problem set XV:Chapters 21, 22,Chapters 22, 23

Reading:

(skipChapter 26: Rotating fluids)

(skipChapter 27: Subsonic flight)

(skipChapter 28: Heat)

(skipChapter 29: Convection)

(skipChapter 30: Nonlinear waves)

(skipChapter 30: Turbulence)

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Lecture 28
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Thu Apr 22
2004
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Review of the key results: elasticity, fluids

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Friday Apr 23:
classes end
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Monday Apr 26:
finals week, until Apr 30
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Final exam
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Thursday, Apr 29 at 12:05-1:25 in Howey S104

(Closed book, on material covered in lectures, chapters 15 to 22, only the sections indicated in the syllabus above)

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Monday May 03:
semester end
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Thursday May 06:
grades due
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