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General Bulletin 2008-2010

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. IVB. CAS-D.

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.

Advanced Courses

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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