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Introduction to Drone Physics and Mathematics




5 Weeks

About the Course

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental physics principles that govern the operation of drones, as well as the math concepts that are used to understand and analyze drone flight. The course will cover topics such as lift, thrust, and drag, as well as vectors, trigonometry, and coordinate systems. Students will also learn how to use flight simulators and graphing software to visualize and analyze drone flight.


Week 1: Introduction to drone physics

  • Introduction to drones and their basic principles of operation

  • The physics of lift, thrust, and drag

  • The role of airfoils and wing shapes in generating lift

Week 2: Vectors and trigonometry

  • Introduction to vectors and vector operations

  • Trigonometry and its application to drone flight

Week 3: Coordinate systems and graphing

  • Cartesian and polar coordinate systems

  • Graphing techniques for visualizing drone flight

Week 4: Flight simulators and analysis tools

  • Introduction to flight simulators and their use in drone design and analysis

  • Analysis tools for understanding and optimizing drone flight

Week 5: Case studies and applications

  • Real-world examples of drone physics and maths in action

  • Applications of drones in different industries and scenarios

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