The Plane Truth about Math – how pilots use maths everyday

The Plane Truth about Math

In the same way that geometry is the study of shapes, and algebra is the study of operations and their application for solving equations, calculus is the study of change. We can see an everyday example of Calculus in action by looking at Newton’s Second Law of Motion. We ordinarily write it down as:

Force = Mass x Acceleration (or F = ma),

which is highly useful in the Physics lab, but it was originally written by Newton himself as

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