Video Intro 6: D’Alembert’s Paradox

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  1. Watch the Resolution of D’Alembert’s Paradox formulated in 1752 which was accomplished in 2008, after 256 years of fruitless struggle, by solving the Euler equations on a computer.
  2. Listen to d’Alembert formulating his paradox in 1752.
  3. Listen to what Nobel Laureate Sir Cyril Hinshelwood says about theoretical (mathematical) fluid mechanics vs practical  (experimental) fluid mechanics.
  4. Listen to what Thomas Kuhn says about Scientific Paradigms.
  5. Listen to what Garret Birkhoff says about modern fluid mechanics.
  6. Go to Video Intro 7.

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