This course will be useful for students wishing to gain an overview of the vast field of fluid dynamics. It will serve as a springboard for those who would like to go on to work in areas connected to fluid dynamics, such as astrophysics, aerodynamics, biofluid dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, etc.

The course will be organized into the following modules:

1)Basic conservation equations of fluid dynamics, compressible and incompressible flows, dimensionless numbers in fluid dynamics

2)Applications: Astrophysics, Aerodynamics, Geophysics

3)Fluid instabilities and turbulence

Grading: End-sem examination 30 %, Mid-sem examination 30 %, Quiz 20 %, Presentations 20 %

The following is the list of books/resource materials that will be used:

Prandtl's Essentials of Fluid Mechanics, ed Herbert Oertel, 2nd edition, Springer

Prof Jean Eilek's lecture notes for the basics of fluid mechanics.

Fluid Mechanics, Landau & Lifshitz, 2nd edition, Pergamon Press

The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas, Arnab Rai Choudhuri