Guide to Aerodynamics
Forces on an Airplane and Resulting Motion
- Physical Science:
Motions and forces.
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from a NASA Web-based textbook, you will demonstrate an understanding
of the text by answering questions about the forces on an airplane and
their resulting motions.
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 Forces
on an Airplane (with text).
Study the labeled diagram and read the explanation. Next, open the slide
called Simple Aircraft Motion
and study the chart.
Then using the information
shown at Airspeed Problems, complete the
You, or you
and your partner(s), will be evaluated on the accuracy of your answers.
demonstrate the ability to use information found on the World Wide Web
to answer questions about the forces on an airplane and their resulting
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