Mid-term Quiz for ENGG1010 Foundations of Engineering MechanicsFaculty of Engineering, HKU Class A , 23 October 2008 Instructions: (1) The quiz has four questions. Attempt all questions. (2) Write down your solutions on the space below each question. (3) Wrie your univ number ↓clearly, and submit only these 4 question sheets with solutions. University number : ______________________ Name: _________________________ (please write very clearly) Q1. A fighter aircraft landing on an aircraft carrier experiences a deceleration of v2/Lwhen its parachut is open, where Lis a characteristic length describing the parachute design. What is the distance sneeded for the aircraft to reduce its speed from v0to v0/e1(where e=2.71828..) ? (15 marks) Solution by Dr. Lixi Huang.
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