Fluid Mechanics Syllabus  
Weekly schedule:
1.  Definition of fluid. Differences between plasma, gas, liquid. Fluid statics, Pascal's law.
2.  Example problems in fluid statics. Sum of the forces and sum of the moments for a fluid at rest. Assignment #1.
3.  Conservation of mass in differential form. Conservation of mass in integral form. Assignment #2.
4.  Derivation of the inviscid momentum equation from Newton's law. Conservation of momentum in integral form. Assignment #3.
5.  Stagnation pressure, Bernoulli Equation. Assignment #4.
6.  Non-dimensional analysis. Drag coefficient and Reynolds number. Dynamic similarity. Assignment #5.
7.  Midterm break.
8.  Example problems in preparation for the midterm exam. Midterm examination.
9.  Definition of diffusion, viscosity. Derivation of momentum equation from Newton's law for a constant-density fluid including viscous effects.
10.  Couette flow. Viscous flow in journal bearing. Viscous flow in clutch. Momentum equations in cylindrical coordinates. Assignment #6.
11.  External viscous flow over flat plates. Derivation of skin friction coefficient from momentum equations using boundary layer assumptions. Laminar and turbulent boundary layer over flat plates. Assignment #7.
12.  Internal viscous flow in pipes and ducts. Derivation of friction factor from momentum equations. Fully-developed laminar and turbulent flow. Assignment #8.
13.  Internal viscous flow using energy method. Derivation of energy equation for pipe systems from first law of thermodynamics. Pump power, valve loss coefficient. Assignment #9.
14.  Example problems in preparation for the final exam.
15.  Final exam.
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