
INTRODUCTION 1
It is rightfully recognized as one of the greatest inventions of all time. What really is an airplane?

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FOUNDATIONAL THEORIES 2
This section will help us understand the basic theories of flight, and help us relate the Bernoulli Principle to lift and apply the first and third laws of Sir Isaac Newton to flight.

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THE FOUR FORCES OF FLIGHT 5
In this section, we will examine the four opposing forces of flight: Thrust, Lift, Drag and Weight.

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UNDERSTANDING CONTROL 4
In this section, we will examine the control surfaces of an aircraft and see how they direct airflow in very specific ways

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UNDERSTANDING THE AXIS OF FLIGHT 4
This section focuses on the three axes upon which an aircaft can move: Left and Right, Forwards and Backwards, Up and Down

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Assignment 1

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Examination  Principles of Flight 1

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Newton`s Laws of Motion
Understanding Sir Newton`s Laws of Motion
 If we are to describe his appearance and or personality we could say he was a little bit stuffy, bad hair, but quite an intelligent guy.
 He worked on developing calculus and physics at the same time.
 During his work, he came up with the three basic ideas that are applied to the physics of most motion (NOT modern physics).
 The ideas have been tested and verified so many times over the years, that scientists now call them Newton’s Three Laws of Motion.
 He has long been considered one of the most influential men in human history.
 In 1687, Newton published the book “Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica”, commonly known as the “Principia”.
 In “Principia”, Newton explained what he called the three laws of motion.
Newton’s first and third laws of motion are especially helpful in explaining the phenomenon of flight.
The first law states that:
an object at rest remains at rest while an object in motion remains in motion, unless acted upon by an external force.
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Newton’s second law states that:
force is equal to the change in momentum per change in time. For constant mass, force equals mass times acceleration or F=m·a.
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Newton’s third law states that:
for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction
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