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Topological fluid dynamics for fluid dynamicists

  title={Topological fluid dynamics for fluid dynamicists},
  author={Stephen Childress},
These notes are preliminary and informal. My aim is to provide an introduction to some of the basic ideas that have emerged in recent decades in the fluids literature that have a fundamentally topological character. That is, rather than focusing on details such as velocity profile or pressure field, this material deals with persistent invariant properties of a flow field, features which often have a geometric interpretation. A basic reference is the book of Arnold and Khesin [1]. Other… 

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