Fluid dynamics is at the heart of most Astrophysical phenomena, and many of these processes have close parallels in Geophysics. In this course the fluid dynamical principles are introduced with specific applications to Astrophysical and Geophysical problems. The topics covered include hydrostatic equilibrium, accretion flows, shock waves, radiative gas dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics.
Prerequisite : Classical Mechanics, EMLR]
Level : 4000
Recommended Reading :
1. The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas - An introduction for Astrophysicists, Arnab Rai Choudhuri, Cambridge University Press
2. An introduction to Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, M.J. Thompson, World Scientific
3. Fundamentals of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, S. Kato and J. Fukue, Springer
4. Astrophysical Magnetic Fields, A. Shukurov and K. Subramanian, Cambridge University Press