Water waves and free-surface flows
Listed as Applied Mathematics Topic E in the Course Planner.
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Surface water waves occur in many physical situations that are familiar to
most people. They include waves on the surface of an ocean, tsunamis, and
waves generated by shipping vessels. The interface or boundary between the
water and air is called the free-surface. During this course, students will
encounter a variety of mathematical methods used to determine the shape of
the free-surface, for linear and nonlinear water wave problems. This will
enable us to study the fundamental properties of water wave propagation.
This course is not recorded as prequisite for other courses.