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2. The material derivative We can relate time derivatives computed with respect to the different frames. The material (or Lagrangian) time derivative of a function f , which we will denote Df /Dt , is defined as the time derivative in the Lagrangian frame, yet expressed as function of the Eulerian variables. That is, if f : I × Ωt → R and fˆ = f ◦ Lt , Df ∂ fˆ Df : I × Ωt → R, (t, x) = (t, ξ ), Dt Dt ∂t Therefore, for any fixed ξ ∈ Ω0 we may also write ξ = L−1 t (x). 3) d Df (t, x) = f t, x(t, ξ ) , Dt dt by which we can observe that the material derivative represents the rate of variation of f along the trajectory Tξ .

Then we may formally compute the discrete pressure terms by − DC −1 D T Π = −DC −1 Fs . Proving that A is non-singular thus reduces to show that the matrix S = DC −1 D T is non-singular. If we take any q ∈ RNQh with |q| = 0 we have by hypothesis that D T q = 0. Then qT Sq = D T q C −1 D T q = 0, T 48 A. Quarteroni and L. Formaggia C HAPTER III since C −1 is symmetric positive definite. Thus, matrix S (which is clearly symmetric) has all eigenvalues different from zero and, consequently, is non-singular.

3)) = dt Dt We have now the following fundamental result. 2 (Reynolds transport theorem). Let V0 ⊂ Ω0 , and Vt ⊂ Ωt be its image under the mapping Lt . Let f : I × Ωt → R be a continuously differentiable function with respect to both variables x and t. Then, d dt f= Vt Vt Df + f div u = Dt Vt ∂f + div(f u) . 11) P ROOF. 3), we have d dt f (t, x) dx = Vt d dt fˆ(t, ξ )Jt (ξ ) dξ = V0 = V0 V0 ∂ ˆ f (t, ξ )Jt (ξ ) dξ ∂t ∂ fˆ ∂ (t, ξ )Jt (ξ ) + fˆ(t, ξ ) Jt (ξ ) dξ . 3) to write V0 ∂ fˆ (t, ξ )Jt (ξ ) dξ = ∂t Vt Df (t, x) dx.