Space Mathematics: Math Problems Based on Space Science

Space Mathematics: Math Problems Based on Space Science

by Bernice Kastner


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Created by NASA for high school students interested in space science, this collection of worked problems covers a broad range of subjects, including mathematical aspects of NASA missions, computation and measurement, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, matrix algebra, conic sections, and calculus. In addition to enhancing mathematical knowledge and skills, these problems promote an appreciation of aerospace technology and offer valuable insights into the practical uses of secondary school mathematics by professional scientists and engineers.
Geared toward high school students and teachers, this volume also serves as a fine review for undergraduate science and engineering majors. Numerous figures illuminate the text, and an appendix explores the advanced topic of gravitational forces and the conic section trajectories.

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ISBN-13: 9780486490335
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 10/17/2012
Series: Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 418,049
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bernice Kastner was on the faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Canada's Simon Fraser University.

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