VM320: Fluid Mechanics [21FA, 22FA, 23FA]

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the basic physical concepts in fluid mechanics.
  2. Master required theories and analysis methods for solving fluid problems
  3. From some typical engineering examples, obtain the capacity of extracting essential physics from complex phenomena.

VM320 Course Syllabus

VM424: Biofluid Mechanics [22SU, 23SU]

Course Objectives

  1. Understand the basics of haemodynamics, aspiration, flying, and swimming of animals in both high and low Reynolds number environments, and fluid flows in plants.
  2. Understand required theories and analysis methods for biofluid problems.
  3. From some typical application examples to have the training to extract the essential physics from biological phenomena.

VM424 Course Syllabus

VP160: Honor Physics I [23SU]

Course Desciption

Honors Physics I (VP160) is the first part of an honors course in general physics. It will cover classical mechanics and an introduction of thermodynamics. Specific topics include kinematics, dynamics, statics, periodic motion and oscillation, work and energy, fluids and solids, gravitation, waves, kinetic theory of gases, 1st and 2nd law of thermodynamics.

This course will strongly rely on calculus, with many formulas being derived from general principles and discussed in relation to specific models of phenomena observed in the nature. Conceptual links across different areas of physics will be emphasized in order to develop interdisciplinary intuition allowing to approach problems in various fields of science and engineering in a systematic way.

VP160 Course Syllabus

VP260: Honor Physics Ⅱ [23FA]

Course Desciption

The courses strongly rely on mathematical methods, with many formulas derived from general principles and discussed in relation to specific models of phenomena observed in nature. Conceptual links across various areas of physics are emphasized in order to develop the interdisciplinary intuition that allows a systematic approach to engineering problems.

Course Contents:

  1. Electric charge and electric field (4 hrs)
  2. Gauss’s law for the electric field (5 hrs)
  3. Electric potential; method of image charges (3 hrs)
  4. Capacitors and dielectrics (3 hrs)
  5. Electric current, resistivity, and electromotive force (4 hrs)
  6. Direct-current circuits (4 hrs)
  7. Magnetic field and magnetic forces (5 hrs)
  8. Sources of magnetic field, law of Biot and Savart (4 hrs)
  9. Electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations; scalar/vector potentials (6 hrs)
  10. Inductance (4 hrs)
  11. Alternating current circuits (5 hrs)
  12. Electromagnetic waves (4 hrs)
  13. Light: polarization, reflection and refraction (5 hrs)
  14. Elements of wave optics: interference and diffraction (4 hrs)

VM450: Capstone Project [22FA]

Project Title:

A Macroscopic Model of Bacterial Flagella Interaction and Propulsion Generation [22FA]

VM490: Undergraduate Research Project [23SP, 23FA]

Project Title:

An experimental study on bacterial flagellar bundling process in non-Newtonian fluids using a macroscopic model [23SP]