Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students

PHYS 241 - The Physics of Flight


Credit Hours: 3

The flight of heavier than air vehicles is a wonder and a marvelous application of the principles of physics. This course is an introduction to the theory and application of aerodynamics, the study of air in motion. It provides an introduction to the physical principles of flight. The primary goals are to acquire an understanding of the basic principles, elementary models, and applications of aerodynamics as they apply to the study of heavier than air flight. Students who have a knowledge of algebra have the prerequisites for the level at which this course is taught. Students who want to understand how planes fly or who have a desire to be a pilot will find this course useful.