Modules / Lectures

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1Introduction to the courseDownload
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2Continuum hypothesis, distribution function and stress-viscosity relationDownload
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3Continuum hypothesis, distribution function and stress-viscosity relation - RecapDownload
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4Fluid Kinematics Download
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5Fluid Kinematics - RecapDownload
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6Conservation laws: Mass conservation and incomprehensibilityDownload
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7Conservation laws: Momentum conservation and Euler equationDownload
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8Conservation laws - RecapDownload
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9Potential flowsDownload
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10Bernoulli constant, its applications and voracity equationDownload
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11Recap - Potential flows, Bernoulli constant and its applicationsDownload
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12Voracity dynamics -- Kelvin's voracity theorem and Magus effectDownload
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13Navier-Stokes equationDownload
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14Navier-Stokes equation (contd.) and energy equationDownload
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15Energy equation in a conservative formDownload
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16Boundary conditions in Navier-Stokes equation, d'Alembert's paradoxDownload
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17Poiseuille flow, deriving viscosity from microscopicsDownload
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18Dimensionless numbers -- Mach number, Reynolds numberDownload
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19DimDimensionless numbers contd -- plasma beta, magnetic Reynolds number, Alfven Mach number, Prandl numberensionless numbers -- Mach number, Reynolds numberDownload
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20Reynolds number and dynamic similarityDownload
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21Reynolds number recap, Low Re flows, and drag on a sphere (Stokes law)Download
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22High Re flows -- turbulent drag law, vortex shedding and drag crisisDownload
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23Lift on a body, introduction to compressible flowsDownload
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24Compressible flows -- derivation of sound speed and dispersion relationDownload
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25Subsonic and supersonic flowsDownload
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26Propagation of sonic information, shock tube problem and piston problemDownload
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27Criterion for neglect of compressibility, method of characteristicsDownload
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28Shock thicknessDownload
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29Shock thickness recap, shock jump conditionsDownload
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30Shock jump conditions (contd), transonic 1D flows, converging/diverging channelsDownload
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31Coverging/diverging channels, de Laval nozzle and its application to astrophysical jetsDownload
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32Spherically symmetric transonic flowsDownload
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33Spherically symmetric transonic flows (contd)Download
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34Solar wind : Parker's solutionDownload
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35Solar wind : Modifications in Parker's solutionDownload
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36Spherical accretion onto a compact object : Eddington luminosity and accretion rateDownload
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37Spherical accretion onto a compact object : Solutions for flow propertiesDownload
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38Spherical accretion (contd), disk accretion--Roche lobe overflowDownload
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39Disk accretion : Mass conservation and vertical hydrostatic equilibriumDownload
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40Disk accretion : Removal of angular momentum, Shakura-Sunyaev viscosity parameterDownload
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41Disk accretion : Viscous dissipation and the energy equation, two-temperature criterionDownload
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42Particle acceleration in astrophysical settings : Shocks and non-thermal energy distributionDownload
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43Particle acceleration in astrophysical settings : Diffusive shock accelerationDownload
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44Spherical blast waves : Bomb explosion and supernova explosionDownload
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45Spherical blast waves : Sedov-Taylor solutionDownload
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46Spherical blast waves : Sedov-Taylor solution (contd.)Download
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47Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) : IntroductionDownload
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48Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) : The induction equationDownload
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49Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) : Currents in MHD, momentum equation and magnetic stress tensorDownload
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50Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) : Magnetic stresses and magnetic buoyancyDownload
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51Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) : Plasma beta, force-free fields and potential configurationsDownload
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52Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) : Magnetic flux-freezingDownload
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53Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) : Magnetic flux-freezing (contd.), magnetic dynamos Download
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54Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) : Dynamo theoryDownload
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55Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) : Waves in MHD - Alfven wavesDownload
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56Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) : Waves in MHD - Alfven waves and magnetosonic wavesDownload
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57Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) : Waves in MHD - Magnetosonic wavesDownload
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58Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) : Shocks in MHDDownload
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59Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) : Shocks in MHD - Shock jump conditionsDownload
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60Non-ideal MHD : Introduction to magnetic reconnection Download
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61Non-ideal MHD : Magnetic reconnection - The Sweet-Parker modelDownload
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62Non-ideal MHD : Magnetic reconnection - The Petscheck modelDownload
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63Sun's atmosphere : Solar corona and the coronal heating problemDownload
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64Solar eruptions : Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and solar flaresDownload
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