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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
FFYS7055 Hydrodynamics and hydromagnetics 8 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Rami Vainio
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X X

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student knows the hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations and the basis of their application. The student will be familiar with the different approximations (perfect fluids; incompressible fluids; ideal MHD fluids) and their range of validity. The student is familiar with the most important theorems of fluid behavior and knows their ramifications for the fluid behavior. The student knows the basic wave modes of (magnetized) fluids and understands the concept of stability of the configuration. The student will be able to solve simple practical problems in fluid mechanics and MHD and knows about numerical methods to solve the equations.


Conservation laws; Hydrostatics; Ideal fluids; Viscous flows; Gas dynamics; Waves and instabilities; Turbulence; MHD equilibria; Induction equation; MHD waves and shocks; Magnetic reconnection; Dynamo theory

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 38 h 0 h
Exercises 18 h 0 h


Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English

Calculation exercises, simulation or laboratory exercise, and written examination.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year spring
5. year spring

Study materials

Choudhuri, A. R., The physics of fluids and plasmas, Cambrdge University Press, 1998.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
DP in Physics Education Track
DP in Physical Sciences
DP in Theoretical Physics
Finnish Study Modules