Towards a Mathematical Theory of Turbulence in Fluids

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Towards a Mathematical Theory of Turbulence in Fluids

Fluid mechanics is the theory of how liquids and gases move around. For the most part, the basic physics are well understood and the mathematical models look relatively simple. Despite this, fluids display a dazzling mystery to their motion. The random-looking, chaotic behavior of fluids is known as turbulence, and it lies far beyond our mathematical understanding, despite a century of intense research. 

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Mathematical subjects

Analysis

Connections to other fields

Chemistry and Earth Science
Engineering and Technology
Physics

Author(s)

Jacob Bedrossian
Senior Editor:
Carla Cederbaum
Junior Editor:
Johannes Niediek

License

DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

10.14760/SNAP-2016-015-EN

PDF

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Mathematical subjects

Algebra and Number Theory
Analysis
Didactics and Education
Discrete Mathematics and Foundations
Geometry and Topology
Numerics and Scientific Computing
Probability Theory and Statistics

Connections to other fields

Chemistry and Earth Science
Computer Science
Engineering and Technology
Finance
Humanities and Social Sciences
Life Science
Physics
Reflections on Mathematics

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