# Aerodynamics problem

1. Jan 21, 2017

### shreddinglicks

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
The absolute value of the velocity and the equation of the streamlines in a velocity field are given, respectively,

|V|=sqrt(x^2+2xy+2y^2) and y^2+2xy = C

Find expressions for u and v.

2. Relevant equations
dy/dx = v/u
|v| = sqrt(u^2+v^2)

3. The attempt at a solution
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2. Jan 24, 2017

### RUber

Most of your steps look good. Remember that
$u^2 = f(x,y)$
implies
$u = \pm \sqrt{f(x,y)}.$
This is important because you need to be consistent and keep $\frac vu = -1$.

3. Jan 24, 2017

### shreddinglicks

Thanks, my only major concern is that when I take the partial derivative, how do I know which term to take derivatives in respect to y or x. Do I have to make assumptions?