Guide to Propulsion
in a Climb - Vectors
Pre-Calculus, Algebra II
Grade Level: 9-12
and Technology - Understandings about science and technology.
Productivity Tools - Use technology tools and resources for managing
and communicating personal/professional information.
Communications Tools - Select and apply technology tools for research,
information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in content
as Problem-Solving - Apply the process of mathematical modeling
to real-world situations.
Mathematical Connections - Recognize equivalent expressions of
the same concept.
Algebra - Operate on expressions and matrices, and solve equations
Trigonometry - Explore real-world phenomena using the sine and
Mathematics as Communication - Reflect on and clarify their thinking
about mathematical ideas and relationships.
in a Climb and
from the Beginner's
Guide to Propulsion, you will show that you understand the information
by explaining each of the formulas using vectors.
Guide to Propulsion is a Web site of information prepared at NASA
Glenn Research Center to help you better understand aircraft engine propulsion.
In the Propulsion
Math Fundamentals and open the slide entitled
Components. Then find
Aircraft Motion and open the slide entitled
in a Climb Study the slides and use them as background information
to help you complete the activity.
be evaluated on the accuracy and/or feasibility of your answers.
demonstrate your ability to explain the equations by using vectors.
Sheila Kegg, North Olmsted City Schools, North Olmsted, Ohio