Engineering Mechanics II

Photo of a gravel road washed away by curving creekbed.

Open channel fluid flow from floodwaters generates erosion and caused this road washout. (Courtesy of Wildlands CPR on Flickr. License CC BY-NC-SA.)


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Spring 2006



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This subject provides an introduction to fluid mechanics. Students are introduced to and become familiar with all relevant physical properties and fundamental laws governing the behavior of fluids and learn how to solve a variety of problems of interest to civil and environmental engineers. While there is a chance to put skills from calculus and differential equations to use in this subject, the emphasis is on physical understanding of why a fluid behaves the way it does. The aim is to make the students think as a fluid. In addition to relating a working knowledge of fluid mechanics, the subject prepares students for higher-level subjects in fluid dynamics.

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David Gonzalez-Rodriguez, and Ole Madsen. 1.060 Engineering Mechanics II. Spring 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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