The theoretical framework known as hydrodynamics and elasticity provides a powerful and complete description of our world at macroscopic scales (i.e., at large spatial and time scales compared to the molecular ones). The macroscopic dynamics of a variety of complex systems, such as biological and soft materials, atmospheric clouds, and the crust of the Earth, poses a formidable challenge for theoretical modeling, in which knowledge of classical hydrodynamics and elasticity is a major prerequisite. This course gives an introduction to the derivation of the basic equations of hydrodynamics and elasticity as well as common methods for their solutions in simple applications.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both lectures and tutorials will be online. We will meet weekly via Google Meet according to the schedule published in USOS.
The final assessment will be based on one test (during the semester) and a written exam (during the exam session). A tentative schedule for examinations is: