Dhrubaditya Mitra

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Basics of Teaching
Far too many people give lectures like G- strings - they touch on everything but don't really cover a thing. Let your lectures instead resemble tennis shorts. Stick close to the subject and cover as much as you can, but not so much that the audience loses interest.
B. Devine and J.E. Cohen Absolute Zero Gravity.

Lecture notes on various topics are available here. Some of them may be incomplete. In case you use them and find a mistake please point it out to me.

Fluid Mechanics

This is an undergraduate course, primarily aimed at second year students. The course now has its own dedicated webpage.

Astrophysical Magnetohydrodynamics

This is a graduate course. It is going to be offered to the masters students of astronomy and physics in Stockholm Univeristy next year (2016) in the spring. The course now has its own dedicated webpage.

Undergraduate course on Electrodynamics

I taught this course as a part of the program Stockholm University offers to students who are training as science teachers in gymnasiums (For the ignorant, a gymnasium in this sense is not a gym. ). I taught all the course except circuit theory. Which were covered by my colleague Lars Mattson. The course material is here.

One lecture on soutions of MHD

I had the wonderful opportunity to teach for one hour in a one day crash course on the Magentic Universe organized as a part of the ASI meeting in 2015. The meeting was organized by Kandaswamy Subramanian and Dipankar Bhattacharya. Here are my very short lecture notes.

Scientic computing using fortran

A five week long course give as a graduate course in astronomy department of Stockholm University. The emphasis in this course in on scientific computing not fortran. Although you may even be able to learn neat tricks in fortran from the course material.

I have taught this course twice. Unfortunately, I do not have complete lecture notes from either times. The first time I taught this I had all the hand-written lecture notes scanned but due to a crash of the nordita server in Dec. 2010 I lost most of it. Whatever could be salvaged is the following:

The second time I taught the course I was less careful. So I do not have much material saved from that time. But whatever I had is available here. Maybe I shall get a chance to teach this course again in future and then I shall be more careful in keep records.

Short course on statistical theories of turbulence

Handwritten and scanned lecture notes delivered at SERC school in Kolkata December 2006. There were introductions to three different trends of present (at 2006) day turbulence research. These are not "stand-alone" lectures. Accompanying lectures were deliverd by Rahul Pandit and M.K. Verma. The pdf file of the scanned notes are here. There notes were strongly influenced by lectures deliverd by K. Gawedzki in Warwick where I was a student. If you are a beginner in turbulence research I strongly recommend the set of original lectures to you.

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