FALL 2021

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Project 1

Polynomial Equations

Stability and Control

Using Synthetic Substitution to determine the Center of Gravity and any longitudinal, lateral, and vertical translations of new DJI drones.

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Project 2

Quadratic Equations

Suborbital Spaceflight

Using the Quadratic Formula to determine the maximum altitude, the time spent in space, and the time spent weightless of Blue Origin flights.

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Project 3

Trigonometric Identities

Unpowered Glide Landing

Using Sine, Cosine, and Tangent to determine the descent rate, and time until touchdown of a Virgin Galactic spacecraft at Spaceport America.

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Project 4

Simultaneous Equations

Space Station Design

Using Matrices to determine the mass, number of astronauts, and the internal volume of a space station using Bigelow Aerospace hardware.

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