Mach Number Problem Set
Algebra I, Physical Science
- Read written presentations
of mathematics with understanding.
- Use and value the
connections between mathematics and other disciplines.
- Represent situations
that involve variable quantities with expressions and equations.
- 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.
an explanation from a NASA Web-based textbook, you will demonstrate your
understanding of Mach numbers by determining them for actual aircraft.
Beginner's Guide to High Speed Aerodynamics
is a "textbook" of information prepared at NASA Glenn Research
Center to help you better understand how airplanes work. Click
Index to access the list of all the slides dealing with high speed aero.
Open the slide called Mach Number
and read the definition of Mach number.
Using the information shown at Mach Number
Activity and additional information you will access from the World
Wide Web, complete the problems designed to demonstrate your ability to
solve Mach number equations.
You, or you
and your partner(s), will be evaluated on the accuracy or feasibility
of your answers.
demonstrate the ability to use information found on the World Wide Web
and apply it to algebraic expressions.
Submitted by :
Corrine Rawlin, Wellington High School, Wellington, Ohio.