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LECTURES, CLASSES AND TUTORIALS


Alexander Schekochihin

Lectures: Adavnced Fluid Dynamics (MMathPhys)
Tutorials: Papers CP4 (1st year), A1 (2nd year)

  Hilary Term 2019

NOTES: Your classes will normally be on Thursday, Friday or Saturday and the corresponding problem sheets will be due on Sunday night following the class (except if indicated otherwise below), with follow-up tutes the week after. I suggest that you attempt the problem sheets before the class, so we could deal with some of the arising problems in class. If you do not do that, it may turn out to be difficult for you to finish your homework on time.

Everyone: Please turn in all your homework by pidging it to Toby Adkins, who will be helping with the marking this year. Toby and I cannot guarantee that work that is turned in late will be looked at. He will forward your homeworks to me and I will either leave them in your pidges or bring them to the tute. In the case of the latter eventuality, please make notes for yourselves while doing the homeworks to make sure you have a plan for what to discuss during the tutes. Note that Toby also serves as a graduate mentor and you are encouraged to seek appointments with him (although it is not guaranteed that he will have time for you) if after the tutes you are still having difficulties with the material.      

CP4: I will cover the collection and problem sets HT-2, HT-4, and HT-5. Prof Christopher Ramsey will do the rest, including vacation work, which should be pifged to him. Please arrange your schedule (and process for turning in homework) with him directly.

CP4: Graham Ross's notes on Wave Motion
CP4: Chris Palmer's 2019 notes on Wave Motion
CP4: On Vector Calculus, I recommend Ramin Golestanian's lecture notes
CP4: Problem Sheets for HT-19 (last updated 11.01.19; I may post further updates)

A1: My Lecture Notes on Kinetic Theory and Statistical Mechanics for 2nd year (last updated in 2018)
clericsMS293.jpg
A sketch of students (or, perhaps, fellows) in
a manuscript of William of Ockham's
commentary on Aristotle's Physics
(MS293 from the Merton College library,
image courtesy of J. Walwarth)
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Week
Date
Time
Place
Year
Class/Tute
Notes
I
Mon 14 Jan 10:00-11:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 1



16:00-17:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 2


Tue 15 Jan
13:15-15:15
Grove 1.8
1
Class-1 We will discuss the collection paper
and any questions arising from
your inter-term revision efforts.


18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-1: Radek Grabarczyk & Nic Mitchell ODE PS-3 (vac work) due upon your arrival
to Oxford

Wed 16 Jan
17:00-18:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-1: Miles Testa & Alex Pett


18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-1: Graham Mathews & Robert Vickers

Thu 17 Jan
17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-1: Jan Siuta, Marcell Szakaly & Lasse Wolff

Fri 18 Jan
19:00
Savile Rm
All
Roger Bacon Society Dinner
President Matthew Davis

Sat 19 Jan
13:15-15:15
Grove 1.8
2
Stat Phys Class-1 We will discuss the collection paper
and any questions arising from
your inter-term revision efforts.
II
Mon 21 Jan
10:00-11:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 3


16:00-17:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 4



20:30
Fitzjames 1
All
Merton MathPhys Seminar
Prof Minhyong Kim

Wed 23 Jan
16:30-17:30
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-1: Maeve Dai and Richard Chatterjee  PS-4 (vac work) due upon your arrival
to Oxford


17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-1: Oskar Maatta, Rayhan Mahmud & Ross McDonald

Fri 25 Jan
13:30-15:30
Grove 1.8
1
Class-2
HT-2 (try it before class, prepare questions)
3D multiple, line and surface integrals
Normal modes
Rigid rotation
III
Mon 28 Jan
10:00-11:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 5



16:00-17:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 6


Tue 29 Jan
18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-2: Radek Grabarczyk & Nic Mitchell HT-2 due Sun 27 Jan @23:59

Wed 30 Jan
17:00-18:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-2: Miles Testa & Alex Pett


18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-2: Graham Mathews & Robert Vickers

Thu 31 Jan
17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-2: Jan Siuta, Marcell Szakaly & Lasse Wolff

Fri 1 Feb
17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Stat Phys Class-2
PS-5 (try it before class, prepare questions)
Fundamentals of Stat Mech;
stat mech of the ideal gas
IV
Mon 4 Feb
10:00-11:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 7



16:00-17:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 8



20:30
Fitzjames 1
All
Merton MathPhys Seminar
Prof Minhyong Kim

Wed 6 Feb
16:30-17:30
Grove 1.8 2
Tute-2: Maeve Dai and Richard Chatterjee PS-5 due Sun 3 Feb @23:59


17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8 2
Tute-2: Oskar Maatta, Rayhan Mahmud & Ross McDonald

Fri 8 Feb
13:30-15:30
Grove 1.8
1
Class-3
HT-4 (try it before class, prepare questions)
Vector calculus:
differentiation in index notation
Gauss and Stokes Theorems
Wave equation; separation of variables
V
Mon 11 Feb
10:00-11:00
Fisher Rm DWB 4 MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 9


16:00-17:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 10


Tue 12 Feb
18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-3: Radek Grabarczyk & Nic Mitchell HT-4 due Sun 10 Feb @23:59

Wed 13 Feb
17:00-18:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-3: Miles Testa & Alex Pett


18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-3: Graham Mathews & Robert Vickers

Thu 14 Feb
17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-3: Jan Siuta, Marcell Szakaly & Lasse Wolff

Fri 15 Feb
13:30-15:30
Grove 1.8
1
Class-4
HT-5 (try it before class, prepare questions)
Vector calculus: integrals
Dispersion
Vector calculus & waves in EM and hydrodynamics


17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Stat Phys Class-3
PS-6 (try it before class, prepare questions)
Applications of Stat Mech;
open systems
VI
Mon 18 Feb
20:30
Fitzjames 1
All
Merton MathPhys Seminar
Prof Minhyong Kim

Tue 19 Feb
TBA
TBA
4
MMathPhys: MHD Problem Class


Wed 20 Feb
16:30-17:30
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-3: Maeve Dai and Richard Chatterjee PS-6 due Sun 17 Feb @23:59



Grove 1.8
2
Tute-3: Oskar Maatta, Rayhan Mahmud & Ross McDonald

Fri 22 Feb
17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Stat Phys Class-4
PS-7 (try it before class, prepare questions)
Quantum gases
VII
Mon 25 Feb
17:00
TS Eliot LT
All
The 29th Occam Lecture & Dinner Prof Roger Blandford

Tue 26 Feb
18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-4: Radek Grabarczyk & Nic Mitchell
HT-5 due Sat 23 Feb @23:59
(this problem set is quite difficult
and may require
independent study;
you have two weeks to do it,

don't leave it until the last day)

Wed 27 Feb
17:00-18:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-4: Miles Testa & Alex Pett


18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-4: Graham Mathews & Robert Vickers

Thu 28 Feb
17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-4: Jan Siuta, Marcell Szakaly & Lasse Wolff
VIII
Mon 5 Mar
20:30
Fitzjames 1
All
Merton MathPhys Seminar
Prof Minhyong Kim

Thu 7 Mar
16:30-17:30
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-4: Maeve Dai and Richard Chatterjee PS-7 due Sun 3 Mar @23:59
(this problem set is long and difficult,
do not leave it until the last day!)


17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-4: Oskar Maatta, Rayhan Mahmud & Ross McDonald

Fri 8 Mar
14:00-16:00 Grove 1.8
2
Stat Phys Class-5
PS-8 (try it before class, prepare questions)
Real gases, phase transitions,
revision of Stat Mech











1
Vacation work: HT-7
Tute in TT-2019 (with C. Ramsey)




2
Vacation work: PS-8
Tute in TT-2019