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    How hard is first year fluid mechanics generally? Is it a difficult subject to learn by yourself?

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    (Original post by Dilettante_East)
    How hard is first year fluid mechanics generally? Is it a difficult subject to learn by yourself?

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    It's all relative. At my university and other top ones, it's extremely difficult because you need to know how to derive fluid theory. At most other universities, you only need to reciprocate and apply said theory which is still difficult, but nothing compared to deriving.

    Again, it depends on your university as to whether you need to learn it by yourself. I would strongly recommend going to every fluids lecture, because at least at my university, the lecturer is able to explain fluid theory very well. I wasn't a particularly good student in level 1, and got the end of a sharp stick for not turning up to some of the fluid mechanics lectures. I found it very difficult to catch up with the lecture notes and textbooks.
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    oh thanks for the reply. I'm a year 1 student and I want to transfer to a uni closer to me in London (ie. City ) but I dont do Fluid mechanics untill next year.
    Is year 1 fluids really as difficult as you're saying it is? I know everybody is different and some learn things quicker than others and all that.
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    (Original post by Dilettante_East)
    oh thanks for the reply. I'm a year 1 student and I want to transfer to a uni closer to me in London (ie. City ) but I dont do Fluid mechanics untill next year.
    Is year 1 fluids really as difficult as you're saying it is? I know everybody is different and some learn things quicker than others and all that.
    Funny you ask that. My level 1 fluid mechanics module was focused primarily on statics, whilst my current level 2 fluid mechanics module is mostly dynamics, which I'm stronger at. Granted, had I turned up to more lectures, perhaps I could have done better in my first fluids module. It was definitely one of the more difficult modules I had done in year one, and I ended up scoring amongst the low end of my year one module scores (64%).
 
 
 
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