Warm Up Exercise, November 29 & 30 (with supplement)

IMPORTANT:  The concise General Rules for Written Assignments and Rules for Warm Up Exercises apply in order to receive credit for this warm up exercise.

SHORT ESSAY:1 We have been studying four primary considerations for flight: Lift, Weight, Thrust, and Drag. For purposes of our Paper Airplane Contest, rank each of these four considerations in order of importance. For each one of these properties, explain why you give it this ranking.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

Assume you wanted to Interfere with (harm) another team’s success in the Paper Airplane Contest. You are allowed to change their plane so as to impact either Lift, Weight, Thrust, or Drag. Which one would you choose for maximum impact. Explain why and how you would do this?


  1. Your short essay should be a minimum of 10 lines. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view