Manfred Sigrist: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018

Name Prof. Dr. Manfred Sigrist
FieldTheoretische Physik
Institut für Theoretische Physik
ETH Zürich, HIT K 23.8
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27
8093 Zürich
Award: The Golden Owl
Telephone+41 44 633 25 84
RelationshipFull Professor

402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KR. Renner, G. Aeppli, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, S. Cantalupo, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, M. Gaberdiel, G. M. Graf, R. Grange, J. Home, S. Huber, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, B. Moore, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, A. Rubbia, K. Schawinski, T. C. Schulthess, M. Sigrist, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, A. Wallraff, W. Wegscheider, A. Zheludev, O. Zilberberg
AbstractResearch colloquium
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.
402-0234-00LMechanics of Continua10 credits3V + 2UM. Sigrist
AbstractMechanics of Elastic Media and Hydrodynamics: Strain and stress tensor, field equations, equilibrium, waves and oscillations. Dynamics of fluids, Euler and Navier-Stokes equations, Bernoulli equation, vortices, waves, potential flows; viscous fluids, Reynolds number, Stokes drag, boundary layers, instabilities, turbulence.
ObjectiveKnowledge of the essential concepts and methods of theoretical mechanics of elastic media and hydrodynamics. Consolidation through examples and solution of exercise problems.
ContentIntroduction to the concepts and methods of theoretical mechanics of elastic media and hyrdodynamics: relation between strain and stress tensor, balance equations, field equations of elastic media, elastostatics, waves and oscillations, lattice dislocations and plastic deformation. Dynamics of fluida, Euler equations of ideal fluida, Navier-Stokes equations of real fluids, Bernoulli equations, vortex theorems of Thomson and Helmholtz, dynamics of vortices, oscillation and waves in fluida, surface waves, two-dimensional potential flow, circulation, Magnus force, theorems of Kutta and Zhukovski, flow around profiles (cylinder, platte, aerofoil), Kutta condition. Incompressible viscos fluida, Reynolds number, Hagen-Poisseuille flow, Stokes law, Prandtl's boundary layer, Couette flow and Taylor instability. Turbulence, instability of laminary flows, Reynolds equations, development of turbulence, Kolmogorov scaling.
Lecture notesLecture notes (German) will be distributed.
Prerequisites / Noticegeneral / classical mechanics
402-0501-00LSolid State Physics0 credits1SG. Blatter, C. Degen, K. Ensslin, D. Pescia, M. Sigrist, A. Wallraff, A. Zheludev
AbstractResearch colloquium
402-0800-00LThe Zurich Theoretical Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KO. Zilberberg, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, M. Gaberdiel, T. K. Gehrmann, G. M. Graf, S. Huber, P. Jetzer, L. M. Mayer, B. Moore, R. Renner, T. C. Schulthess, M. Sigrist, University lecturers
AbstractResearch colloquium
Prerequisites / NoticeTalks in German are also possible.