- Professor: James Rice
- Term: Fall
- Days: T, Th
- Time: 12:00-1:15
- School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
- Course ID: 124688
- Subject Area: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Introduction to the mechanics of fluids and solids, organized around earth and environmental phenomena. Conservation laws, stress, deformation and flow. Inviscid fluids and ocean gravity waves; Coriolis dominated large scale flows. Viscosity and groundwater seepage; convective cells; boundary layers. Turbulent stream flows; flood surges; sediment transport. Elasticity and seismic waves. Pore fluid interactions with deformation and failure of earth materials, as in poro-mechanics of consolidation, cracking, faulting, and landslides. Ice sheets and glacial flow mechanics.
Note: EPS 202 is also offered as APPHY 202. Students may not take both for credit.
Prerequisite: Calculus-based introductory physics at the level of Physics 11 or 15 and Mathematics at the level of Applied Mathematics 21 and 105.