Category Archives: Math / Science

Engineering Class 12 – Escape Velocity, Kinematics, Integration

 All In this class we expanded on our last class where we dropped a baseball from the second story. In this class we timed the fall and calculated the height of the drop. We measured a 1 second drop that yielded … Continue reading

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Engineering Class 11 – Integration

Hi,   Today we learned about integration! Integration is the concept of successive summation in order to calculate the area under a curve.   In class we solved this problem:   Compute the integral by computing the Riemann sums for … Continue reading

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Engineering Class 10 – Inverse functions

Hi,   In this class we learned about inverse functions:   We reviewed what the log is nd how it is just an inverse function. We used it to calculate the number of years it would take our money to … Continue reading

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Engineering Class 9 – Summations and the Annuity Equation!

All,   Another great class. Today we explored summation and limits. The students also derived two equations:   Here is the first equation that the students derived (with a little help ;) )!     We used this equation to … Continue reading

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Engineering Class 8 – Oscilloscope Waves and Slopes

Hi,   Today we used an oscilloscope in class. We looked at sine waves that we produced with our mouths into a transducer. Remember we used a headphone set as a microphone because they(MIC or headset) are both transducer and either … Continue reading

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Engineering Class 7 – Summation and Fourier, what a party!!

All,   Today we explored sin and cos waves. We explored why and how sin ( 2*Pi*f*t ) is important. We learned what the summation sign means and how simple it is.   We unknowingly explored the Fourier Transform and its implications. … Continue reading

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Engineering Class 6 – Statics

Hi   In this class we looked at statics and applied our trig. Our first problem was a rope with weights. Where we applied the summation of the forces in order to solve for the angle of T3. Our next … Continue reading

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Engineering Class 5 – Using SOHCAHTOA

Hi   Today was a lab day!!! We created a sextant and used our trig to calculate the height of the school building and how to estimate a distance when launching a rocket. In addition to the SIN/COS/TAN we learned how … Continue reading

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Engineering Class 4

Hi, Today we covered Trigonometry which is a big accomplishment! Congratulations! We will continue learning more but the essentials were covered today.  Here is the summary notes page: Today we covered the unit circle, sin, cos, tan, SOHCAHTOA, and force … Continue reading

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Engineering Class 3

It was a great fun class!!! Today we had a fun, hands on class as our introduction to trigonometry, since in our next class we start Trig!  We learned about the summation of the forces and torques and we built … Continue reading

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