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I am supposed to take Fluid Mechanics in Fall 2013. The course has lots of prerequisites and I have taken them all.

One of the prerequisites is Dynamics. In Dynamics I was taught how to analyze objects in motion using Newton's Second Law of motion, Work and Energy method and Impulse and Momentum. The course first started with Particle Dynamics then it moved onto Rigid Body Dynamics. The only difference is Rigid Body dynamics was we could no longer ignore the geometry of the object and thus had to extend the concepts in particle dynamics.

I am very good with Particle Dynamics but I have some weaknesses with Rigid Body Dynamics. In Rigid body dynamics, I was making conceptual mistakes and taking way too long to solve problems.

Now my questions are

1. Will my weakness in Rigid Body Dynamics prevent from mastering Fluid Mechanics?

2. What course (or topics) is crucial to understand before taking Fluid Mechanics?

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# Is Dynamics important for Fluid Mechanics?

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