Courses of Instruction
AERONAUTICS (AER-Arts and Science;
Department of Physics)
Note: Flight training is available at the Miami University Airport as supplementary training
for any Miami student. Information concerning the flight program may be obtained from the Aeronautics
Program of the Department of Physics.
MPF 101 Introduction to Aeronautics (3)
Introduction to application of basic physical principles
conservation of mass, momentum, and energy to aeronautics. Provides opportunity to improve
mathematical and analytical thinking skills by solution of problems in many areas, including
aerodynamics, jet propulsion, and aircraft performance. At the end of the course students
will have a scientifically based understanding of why aircraft look and perform as they do.
Suitable for students with or without technical background; only basic algebraic skills needed.
MPF 118 Introduction to Atmospheric Science (3)
Introductory survey of a broad range of
atmospheric phenomena with emphasis on how they can affect our lives and mankind's impact
on a changing atmospheric environment. Quantitative, illustrative, and mostly non-mathematical
approach to processes that pertain to such topics as composition of the atmosphere, global
climate, large-scale weather systems and the nature of violent storms. Develops skills in
the areas of problem solving (using charts instead of equations) and elementary weather forecasting.
Cross-listed with PHY 118. IVB. CAS-D.
121 Flight Fundamentals (3)
Basic physical principles and operating concepts of powered
flight. Designed for students in flight training.
130 Flight Training (1-3; maximum 8)
Flight training leading to FAA certification in the
private, commercial, and instrument areas. Credit registration is based on one credit per
12.5 hours of flight training program. Prerequisite: permission of department chair.
221 Advanced Flight Fundamentals (2)
Application of basic meteorological, navigational,
aerodynamic, and air traffic control principles and requirements to aircraft operation. Open
only to advanced flight students. Prerequisite: AER 121.
253 Basic Meteorology Laboratory (1)
Basic experiments dealing with atmospheric concepts,
measurements, interpretation and basic analysis of weather data. Prerequisite: AER/ PHY 118
or concurrent registration.
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