Guide to Aerodynamics
Physics, Algebra II
involving motions and forces.
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 Beginner's
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 feasibilty of your answers.
- You will demonstrate
the ability to use information found on the World Wide Web and complete
calculations involving motions and forces.
Jr., Ph.D., Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, Ohio