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PHYS1108 – Physics of Flight pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MNTC Goal Area 3. This course is an introduction to physics as it applies to various forms of flight. The course will be a mixture of lecture, discussion and hands-on experiences. Lab-like experiences will be designed for all students regardless of background. Topics will include a history of human flight, Newton's laws and kinematics, resistive forces, introductory fluid dynamics, electronic systems, basic flight systems, rocketry and projectile motion. Students will create and present a model aircraft based on these principles.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of scientific method of inquiry.
  2. Demonstrate the physics principles governing flight.
  3. Write concise reports in the correct format.
  4. Recognize the differences between powered and non-powered flight.
  5. Understand the basis of aircraft control.
  6. Analyze and demonstrate ideal environments for different flight systems.
  7. Examine the difference between lighter- and heavier-than-air platforms.
  8. Design and build a free flight, control line, radio-controlled or static model aircraft.
  9. Perform flight tests of the students' flight systems.
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of the history of flight and aircraft development.
MnTC goal areas:
  • 3. Natural Sciences

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