Remarks on Prototypes of Turbulence, Structures in Turbulence and the Role of Chaos
Turbulence is usually billed as one of the great unsolved problems in classical mechanics. It has a bit of the aura of other great classical problems, like some of the conjectures in number theory, in that the statement of the problem is much simpler than the sophistication necessary to tackle it. We are intuitively acquainted with the flow of water, even in the turbulent regime, from our daily mechanical experiences, yet the description, let alone prediction, of the properties of turbulent flow has remained elusive, continually inviting application of concepts and ideas at the forefront of physical science and mathematics.
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