Navier- Stokes - James McMillan April 21, 2008 Math 105A...

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James McMillan April 21, 2008 Math 105A Navier- Stokes Equation, the Million dollar Question. Have you ever been in an airplane while it hit turbulence and you are force to be shaken around uncontrollably, what about drifting in a boat over a seemingly calm lake or sea? Also, what would you say if these annoyances could be predicted and therefore avoided altogether? Mathematicians and physicists believe that understanding the solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations, that we can predict the air turbulence and any other motion of liquids or gases, such as air and water. Although some parts of the problems have been assumed and even used in engineering fields such as airfoil construction, the scientific world does not yet know if these equations are true in all three dimensions. Proving it in a third dimension could help solve many different problems in just about every field of expertise from the Health fields to plumbing. The Navier- Stokes equations came about as a way for people to predict the velocity of
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