This week is consoladation week, or as many students come to think of it as, deadline week. As it suggests all mathematics students have several deadlines this week. But within the chaos of this final week I have managed to squeeze in some time for Fluid Dynamics and this blog.
I have been working on vorticity and circulation this week. We briefly touched on this in lectures so I have decided to self-study to help with next terms understanding of the topic.
Vorticity is the swirling motion of a fluid. An obvious example of vorticity is a tornado. The Photograph below shows a tornado that hit South Dakota. This tornado was classed as an F3 tornado with winds reaching up to 206mph. The diagram shows how the winds spiral to form a tornado.
I personally am very excited to study this, the natural phenomenon of tornadoes, in more detail at the start of next term.
In my final reflection I will look back at the blog as a whole. I will share with you how I have found writing it, what i have learned, and what I can take into working life.
Before that though I must reflect upon this blog. As I mentioned at the start this week has been very busy, so as a result I have not spent the same amount of time researching and completing as many exercises as in previous weeks. I believe I have a good understanding but more practice may be needed in order to master the topic for the exam.
Now my reflection for the entire blog. At first, if I am honest with myself, I was nervious about writing my own blog as I have never done anything similar before. As the first weeks progress I believe I have improved the quality and relevance of each week. As a result I have enjoyed the challenge and grown into this work.
This coursework assessment has been a good way of going over the material of each weeks lectures. As a result I believe I am in a better position for the final year exams than in other modules.
Writing this blog has improved how I articulate my work. It has improved my research abilities and my time management. All of these skills I can transfer into the working world after I finish my degree.
Overall this has been an enjoyable task that has helped me learn much of the first term material, and also helped me develop key skills for the future.