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Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics
Vectors in Relative Velocities Problem Set



Subject Area: Vectors, Physics

Grade Level: 11-12

National Mathematics Standards:

  • Apply integrated mathematical problem-solving approaches to investigate and understand mathematical content.
  • Use and value the connections among mathematical topics.
  • Apply general graphing techniques to trigonometric functions.

National Technology Standards:

  • Research Tools - Use content-specific tools, software and simulations (e.g., environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools) to support learning and research.
  • Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools - Routinely and efficiently use on-line information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity.

 Objective:

After reading an explanation from a NASA Web-based textbook, you will demonstrate an understanding of vector addition and the text by applying them to the determination of vector components and relative velocities.


Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics is a "textbook" of information prepared at NASA Glenn Research Center to help you better understand how airplanes work. Click Beginner's Guide Index to access the list of slides. Open the slide called Relative Velocities (with text) and read the explanation of the vector equation of airspeed. Then using the information shown at Vectors in Relative Velocities Problems, illustrate your understanding of using vector components to determine relative velocities.


Assessment:

You, or you and your partner(s), will be evaluated on the accuracy or feasibility of your answers.

Evaluation:

You will demonstrate the abilities to use information found on the World Wide Web and vector components to determine relative velocities.

Submitted by : Corrine Rawlin, Wellington High School, Wellington, Ohio.


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