Topic list and Examinations MAE 146: Astronautics Winter Quarter 2010
Design project handed out within the first 3 weeks of instructions. 1. Modeling
Gravitational force and potential. Reference systems. Static atmospheric model. Apparent motion of the sk
MAE146: Astronautics Homework
Assigned: Wednesday, January 13th , 2010 Due date: Friday , January 15th , 2010, (at the beginning of the lecture)
Please justify all of your answers. Write your answer cleanly with sentences and diagrams to explain. Dont for
MAE146: Astronautics Homework
Assigned: Friday, January 8th , 2010 Due date: Wednesday , January 13th , 2010, (at the beginning of the lecture)
Please justify all of your answers. Write your answer cleanly with sentences and diagrams to explain. Dont forg
MAE146: Astronautics Homework
Assigned: Wednesday, January 6th , 2010 Due date: Friday , January 8th , 2010, (at the beginning of the lecture)
Please justify all of your answers. Write your answer cleanly with sentences and diagrams to explain. Dont forge
MAE 146: Astronautics
Forces overview
MAE146: Astronautics Forces
Goals and Overview
Newtonian mechanics allows for prediction of the motion of particles once the following pieces of information are given:
Review
An inertial frame The initial state of t
MAE146: Astronautics Notes Benjamin F. Villac January 8, 2010
Given a reference frame R = (0, e1 , e2 , e3 ), the elementary rotations are dened as the rotations transforming the basis (e1 , e2 , e3 ) into a basis (f1 , f2 , f3 ) with one of the basis vec
MAE146: Astronautics Homework
Assigned: Friday, January 15th , 2010 Due date: Wednesday , January 20th , 2010, (at the beginning of the lecture)
Please justify all of your answers. Write your answer cleanly with sentences and diagrams to explain. Dont for
MAE146: Astronautics Homework
Assigned: Wednesday, January 20th , 2010 Due date: Friday , January 22th , 2010, (at the beginning of the lecture)
Please justify all of your answers. Write your answer cleanly with sentences and diagrams to explain. Dont for
MAE 146: Astronautics
TIME MODELING
MAE146: Astronautics Introduction
Time
Def: Prop:
In Newtonian mechanics, time is independent of space Time is modeled as Euclidean 1-space. A time reference frame is required to specify events and consists of:
An ori
MAE146: Astronautics Design Project
Assigned: Friday, January 22nd , 2010 ; Due date: Friday, March 12th , 2010, beginning of the lecture. (No late project report will be accepted!)
Project Overview Europa, one of the Galilean Moon of Jupiter, is thought
MAE 146: Astronautics
MODELING
MAE146: Astronautics Introduction
Lecture Goals and Motivations
Goals Def:
Introduce the notion of modeling Discuss the basic models used in astronautics
Modeling consists of the activity of formulating mathematical models t
MAE 146: Astronautics Introductory Lecture
Space in our Society and as Engineer
MAE146: Astronautics Introduction
Lecture Goals and Outline
Goals
Place the course in a broader picture Invite you to think about the space enterprise
Astronauticsistheenginee
MAE146: Astronautics Homework
Assigned: Wednesday, March 10th , 2010 Due date: Friday , March 12th , 2010, (at the beginning of the lecture)
Please justify all of your answers. Write your answer cleanly with sentences and diagrams to explain. Dont forget
MAE146: Astronautics Homework
Assigned: Friday, March 5th , 2010 Due date: Optional homework
This is simply an optional problem to help you think about y-bys (and design one of the project) rather than a real homework. Since you need to the design a y-by
MAE146: Astronautics Homework
Assigned: Friday, February 26th , 2010 Due date: Wednesday, March 3rd , 2010, (at the beginning of the lecture)
Please justify all of your answers. Write your answer cleanly with sentences and diagrams to explain. Dont forget