Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: time leaving that surface. Therefore, the strength of a source equals the total amount of fluid per unit time emerging out of that source. Similarly, if the curl fails to vanish at an isolated point, then the fluid has a vortex at that point. The m oment of the vortex is then the vector whose coordinates are the path integrals, of circles perpendicular to the axes around that point, if the integrals exists. The vortex strength is the magnitude of the moment. Physically, it measures the total angular momentum of a ring of fluid with unit mass per unit length rotating about the axis given by the moment vector. In the real world, point sources are just sources of fluid placed somewhere, and sinks are drains or suctions. We gat vortices by inserting spinning cylinders in the liquid and waiting until it reaches a steady state. How does this all effect the complex part of it? Since we are only interested here in fields that have isolated sinks and vortices, the field is represented everywhere else by a complex potentia...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 03/20/2014 for the course MATH 144 at Hofstra University.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online