Fluid mechanics describes and explains many natural phenomena that we can see around us every day. It also has a lot of applications in industry, physics and other sciences, from astrophysics and climate science to medicine. It is one of the oldest branches of physics, and suitable for learning various mathematical methods in an intuitive way. But it also has its own distinct style, different from much other physics. This is a consequence of the central role of nonlinearities in fluid mechanics, which for example gives rise to turbulence. As a result, most problems even in basic fluid mechanics do not have an exact mathematical solution, but by using various approximate methods it is still possible to extract valuable information from the governing equations

Admittance requirements

Admission to the course requires knowledge equivalent to Mathematics for the Natural Sciences I, 15 HECs (MM2002), Mathematics for the Natural Sciences II, 15 HECs (MM4001), Classical physics, 30 HECs (FK3014).


The schedule will be published at least one month before the course starts.

Course literature

Text book for part of the course is "Essentials of Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics", Geoffrey Vallis. The rest will be covered by written lecture notes.

Course material

Grading criteria, course literature and other material and correspondence related to the course, please see the course Athena-site at https://athena.itslearning.com or ask the responsible lecturer.

Upcoming courses

The course will run during the entire fall semester, with evening lectures.


Via www.antagning.se (Swedish) or www.universityadmissions.se (English). For more information see Application and admissions.