MATH 211
AVIATION APPLICATIONS PROBLEM SET I
This is the first of three aviation applications problem sets that you will complete for Math 211. It
is worth 100 points or 10% of your course grade.
To complete the assignment, first save this Word document on your computer or memory
device. Then complete each of the problems or questions by answering the problem or question
in the Word document you saved.
Where appropriate, you must show your work and you must clearly indicate your answer. In
some cases, showing your work can be done by pasting appropriate Excel or PHStat output into
the Word file. Don’t just paste the Excel or PHStat output into the document—also clearly
indicate your answer.
When you complete the assignment, save it, and then turn it in using the Blackboard
Assignment Tool. If you have questions, please ask your instructor.
You will need the following Excel data files to complete this problem set:
Active Pilots
D
elay Causes
US GA Accidents and Rates
US GA Accidents and Hours Flown
ATL Taxi Times
1.
There are a number of airline customer satisfaction surveys available on the web. (For
example, see
http://www.passengersurveys.com/
.) Suppose the items in the first column of
the table below are items from an airline satisfaction survey. Complete the remaining
columns of the table by classifying responses to the items as numerical or categorical,
discrete or continuous, and nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio.
Item
Numerical or
Categorical
Discrete or
Continuous
Nominal, Ordinal,
Interval, or Ratio
How many flights you have taken
in the past twelve months?
Numerical
Discrete
Nominal, Ratio
In which cabin do you normally
travel: First Class, Business Class,
or Economy Class?
Categorical
No
Nominal, Interval
Please select your age group from
the following options: 18 – 29 yrs,
30 – 39 years, 40 – 49 years, 50 –
59 years, 60+ years
Numerical
Continuous
Nominal, Ratio
Rate the quality of inflight
entertainment as Excellent, Good,
Fair, Poor, or Very Poor.
Categorical
No
Ordinal, Ratio
How long does it take you to travel
from your home to the airport you
normally use?
Numerical
Continuous
Nominal, Ratio
2.
Data File Active Pilots contains data on the number of active pilots by state as of 31
December 2007.