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Description:

This example shows how Newton's laws of motion apply to aircraft carriers and introduces the lift equation: the amount of lift depends on the air density, the wind velocity, and the surface area of the wings. The problems stress the importance of units of measure. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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Keywords:

Acceleration,NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123501236T,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Mathematics,Physical sciences:Motion and forces,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Velocity,Aviation,Earth Science,Physics,Geoscience,Gravitational constant

Language:

English

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