# What Makes Airplanes Fly? History, Science and Applications ofAerodynamics

## CONTENTS OF CURRICULUM UNIT 90.07.10

- Narrative
- I. Introduction
- II. Rationale and General Objectives of the Unit
- III. Historical Overview of the Development of Aircraft4
- IV. The Mathematical Application
- II. An Introduction to Graph Theory
- Sample Lesson Plan 1
- Sample Lesson plan 2
- Sample Lesson Plan 3
- Sample Lesson Plan 4
- Sample Problems For Class Discussion
- Bibliography

### Unit Guide

## Historical Developments of the Aircraft Industry with Mathematical Applications

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## BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Mathematics
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This article has presented the topic of spherical geometry in three areas. The article was written as an enrichment lesson for high school students that have trigonometry and possible Calculus in their background.

2. Modern Mathematics for School.
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Scottish Mathematics Group
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This book has presented a section in Spherical Geometry that is suitable for high school students.

3. Joseph Malkevitch and Walter Meyer:
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Graphs, Models, Finite Mathematics
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4. Joanne Simpson Growney.
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Mathematics In Daily Life
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This text presents different ways that students can learn to solve problems. It placed emphasis on using the graph as a tool for problem solving.

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The School Mathematics Project
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These books have presented the topic of network, matrices and vectors in a form that can be presented to any group of students. For examples and teaching guide the reader is encouraged to consult these books.

6. Winston, Wayne L.
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Operation Research: Applications and Algorithms
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P.W.S Publishers 1987. Chapter 7.

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History of Flight
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1. Anderson, John D Jr.
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2. Gibbs-Smith, Charles Harvard,
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What Makes Airplanes Fly? History, Science and applications of aerodynamics
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