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vortex dynamics


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The branch of fluid mechanics that is concerned with the dynamics of vortices, i.e. fluid which is rotating. There are many applications of vortex dynamics in engineering, atmospheric dynamics and in oceanography. Familiar examples of vortex dynamics include hurricanes and tornadoes. Vortex dynamics is also important in quantum liquids such as superfluids.

Subjects: Physics.


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