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Lesson 1: An Engineering Introduction to Machines — SUPPLEMENT (December 6)

This SUPPLEMENTAL assignment is for ONLY for the students who have more than one engineering class with this teacher.

Objectives: (1) To introduce students to the basic concepts of machines, as used by engineers;  (2) to specifically learn the principles of levers; (3) to practice sketching more advanced concepts involving levers.

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Warm Up Exercise, December 5 and 6, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1 Some people say the wheel is the most important invention in history. Explain why this claim is true or false. In what way would the modern world be different if we didn’t have the wheel?

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

CLICK HERE only if you have been specifically told to do the supplement for this date

  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view

Title: Warm Up Exercise, December 3 and 4, 2018 (with supplement)

Spirit of St. Louis
The Spirit of St. Louis was flown by Charles Lindbergh on May 20 – 21, 1927, on the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight (drawing from US Air Force)

SHORT ESSAY:1   List, in order, the five most important things you learned about aeronautical engineering during our series on this topic. For each of the five items, explain why it is important  (note: this is your opinion, so there is no right or wrong answer, so long as your answer is logical and well-reasoned).

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

CLICK HERE only if you have been specifically told to do the supplement for this date

  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view