Warm Up Exercise, November 14 & 15, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1 Do you foresee space tourism becoming common and easy within the next 50 years? That is, will it be as convenient to travel to the Moon or Mars as it is now to go to Europe? Explain your reasoning.  Also, who should pay to advance technology in this area?

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

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Warm Up Exercise, November 9 & 13, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1  Explain why you think the military has had such a significant impact on aeronautical / aerospace engineering. Give two examples of how military innovation benefited these fields.

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

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Warm Up Exercise, November 7-8, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1  The first airplane flight was in 1903.  The first human walked on the moon 66 years later, in 1969.  Almost half a century has passed since then.  In your opinion (1) is the rate of technological advancement faster or slower now?  (2) Explain and (3) give at lease 2 examples

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Title: Warm Up Exercise, November 2 and 5, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1   The Wright brothers famous first flight was in 1903. Neither brother graduated from High School, nor had any special training before that time.  Explain how is it possible that people with such humble education could accomplish what they did?

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

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Warm Up Exercise, October 31 and November 1, 2018, with supplement

SHORT ESSAY:1   Explain why you think some pilots feel so passionately about the art and science of flying

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Today only, everyone may do the following supplement instead of the above warm up question, should you choose to do so.

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Warm up exercise, October 25-26, 2018

SHORT ESSAY:

Historically, Engineers learned much about bridge building through the spectacular failures of existing bridges. Should we accept this practice as a legitimate way of learning more about Bridge Building in the 21st century?  Or should modern testing techniques eliminate these failures? Explain your answer.

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

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Warm Up Exercise, October 23-24, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY: (Do before researching today’s assignment) Large public projects like bridges, can make a statement about a city’s identity. What does the Golden Gate Bridge (opened in 1937) tell you about San Francisco? What does the Brooklyn Bridge (opened in 1883) tell you about New York? Address the year in which each was built and the style of construction.

Golden Gate Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge

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

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Warm Up Exercise, October 18-22, 2018 (with supplement)

Scholars and historians debate whether modern engineers and contractors could build an exact duplicate of the Great Pyramid of Giza (1) Give three reasons why such a project would be difficult or impossible today. ( 2) Give at least three reasons of materials and/or technology why ancient people couldn’t build a modern “Wonder” like the Empire State Building.

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

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Warm Up Exercise, October 16-17, 2018 (with supplement)

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) created a list of Seven Wonders of the Modern World:

  1. Channel Tunnel
  2. CN Tower
  3. Empire State Building
  4. Golden Gate Bridge
  5. Itaipu Dam
  6. Netherlands North Sea Protection Works
  7. Panama Canal

Pick any three items from the list.  Explain in a sentence or two why each should or should not be on the list.

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