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2020-2021 Catalog

ES 234 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

This course is an overview of aerospace engineering from a design perspective. The course will cover topics such as: introductory aerodynamics, lift, drag, and the standard atmosphere; aircraft performance; stability and control; propulsion; aerospace structures; and rocket and spacecraft trajectories and orbits. Students will be given the opportunity to analyze data from real vehicles, perform experiments involving the basic theories learned in class, and build an aerospace vehicle from the ground up.


PHYS 111, 131, or 151


T. Rossmann