Easy Turbulence

  • Krzysztof Gawȩdzki
Part of the CRM Series in Mathematical Physics book series (CRM)


It seems a safe bet that the understanding of developed turbulence, a long standing challenge for theoretical and mathematical physics, will enter into the third millennium as an unsolved problem. This is an introductory course to the subject. We discuss
  1. in Lecture 1:

    the Navier Stokes equations, existence of solutions, statistical description, energy balance and cascade picture;

  2. in Lecture 2:

    the Kolmogorov theory of three-dimensional turbulence versus intermittency, the Kraichnan-Batchelor theory of two-dimensional turbulence;

  3. in Lecture 3:

    the Richardson dispersion law and the breakdown of the Lagrangian flow;

  4. in Lecture 4:

    direct and inverse cascades and intermittency in the Kraichnan model of passive advection.



Weak Solution Euler Equation Inertial Range Anomalous Scaling Inverse Cascade 
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