Syllabus for Ph136B, Winter Term 2014/15

The class will roughly follow the course outlined by Kip's and Roger's book from chapter 13 through chapter 23.

Important Dates
January 5 - first day of classes
February 4 - February 10 midterm period (in class presentation on special topic)
March 11 Last day of classes
March 16-18 Final period

Topics to be covered and tentative lecture plan (subject to change, changed on 2015/01/20)
1Fundamentals of Fluid DynamicsW1L1, W1L2, W2L1, W2L2, W3L1
2VorticityW4L1, W4L2
3TurbulenceW4L2, W5L1, W6L2
-Midterm PresentationsW5L2, extra class, W6L1
4Waves and PerturbationsW7L1, W7L2
5Compressible Flow, Shocks, Supersonic FlowW8L1, W8L2, W9L1
6ConvectionW9L2
7MagnetohydrodynamicsW9L2, W10L1
8Plasma PhysicsW10L2

Total of ~17-18 1.5h lectures.
~7 homework sets (65% of grade)
1 oral midterm: in class presentation of a special topic (15%)
Probably: 1 final exam (written, take-home; 20% of grade)
Passing grade: 60%
Late homework policy:
Automatic extension with note from health center, otherwise contact Du and/or Christian who may grant extensions under special circumstances. Otherwise 10% reduction of homework score per day late.

Lecture Weeks
W1 Week 01/05 - 01/09
W2 Week 01/12 - 01/16
W3 Week 01/19 - 01/23 (01/19 MLK day no class; Ott gone 01/22-01/26)
W4 Week 01/26 - 01/30
W5 Week 02/02 - 02/06 (02/04-02/10 midterm period)
W6 Week 02/09 - 02/13
W7 Week 02/16 - 02/20 (02/16 President's day, no class)
W8 Week 02/23 - 02/27
W9 Week 03/02 - 03/06
W10 Week 03/09 - 03/11
03/16 - 03/18 final due