Guide to Aerodynamics
Physics, Algebra I
calculations involving motions and forces.
on expressions and matrices, and solve equations and inequalities.
- Research Tools
- Use content-specific tools, software and simulations (e.g., environmental
probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools)
to support learning and research.
and Decision-Making Tools - Routinely and efficiently use on-line
information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications,
communications, and productivity.
- After reading an
explanation from a NASA Web-based textbook, you will demonstrate an
understanding of the text by applying it to the calculations involving
the motion of an airplane.
Beginner's Guide to
Aerodynamics is a "textbook" of information prepared at NASA Glenn Research
Center to help you better understand aerodynamics. Click
Guide Index to access the list of slides. Open the slide called Aircraft
Motion (with text) and read the explanation on Newton's Second
Law and how it applies to the motion of an airplane. Then using the information
shown at Aircraft Motion Activity,
complete the problems designed to demonstrate your ability to complete
calculations involving the motion of an airplane.
- You, or you and
your partner(s), will be evaluated on the accuracy or feasibility of
- You will demonstrate
the ability to use and understand information found on the World Wide
Web by completing the calculations involving motions and forces.
- Monroe Kennedy
Jr., Ph.D., Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, Ohio