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AeronauticsStrange

Review for our 3rd Six Weeks Test on Aeronautics and Material Science

TermDefinition
apogee highest point of a rocket's trajectory
trajectory the flight path of a rocket or a flying object
center of gravity the average location of the weight of an object
body tube the main tubular section of a model rocket
nose cone the aerodynamic top part of a rocket
fins the guiding airfoils of a rocket - keeps it flying straight
thrust a system expels or accelerates mass in one direction, the accelerated mass will cause a force of equal magnitude but opposite direction on that system
ferrofluid invented in 1963 by NASA's Steve Papell as a liquid rocket fuel that could be drawn toward a pump inlet in a weightless environment by applying a magnetic field - colloidal liquids made of nanoscale magnetic particles suspended in a carrier fluid
material science the scientific study of the properties and applications of materials of construction or manufacture (as ceramics, metals, polymers, and composites)
tangent ratio In a right angled triangle, the tangent of an angle is: The length of the opposite side divided by the length of the adjacent side. (use in calculating height)
colloids substance consisting of large molecules or ultramicroscopic particles of one substance dispersed through a second substance. Colloids include gels, sols, and emulsions
inertia a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force.
friction the action of one surface or object rubbing against another.
toaster device reverse engineered by the person on the TED video
leaf blower bellows for the iron smelter (video)
steel, copper, plastic, mica, nickel ingredients to make the toaster (video)
hooks place to hang your backpacks
entering in production lab quietly sit and wait for start of class
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