20242025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

AVMT 101  General Group I: Mathematics / Physics for Aviation (1 credit) Mathematics
Lecture:
Ratio problems including examples of where or how they may be used in relation to aircraft maintenance or system operation. Proportion and percentage problems, including examples of where or how they may be used in relation to aircraft maintenance or system operation. Scientific notation, decimal notation, fractional notation, binary notation, and conversion between these various forms of numeric notation. Rounding numbers. Power and special powers. Use of positive and negative integers in mathematical operations. Basic mathematical functions. Use of both positive and negative integers in mathematical operations. Rounding off calculations. Areas of various geometrical shapes. Volumes of various geometrical shapes. Definitions, descriptions, and use of geometrical terms including but not limited to any of the following: polygon, pi, diameter, radius, and hypotenuse. Algebraic operations including examples of where or how they may be used in relation to aircraft maintenance. Conditions or areas in which metric conversion may be necessary. Measurement systems. Precedence of operations when solving an algebraic equation.
Lab:
Determine the square root of given numbers. Convert between fractional and decimal numbers. Compare two numerical values using ratios. Compute compression ratio. Compute the torque value when converting from inchpounds to footpounds or from footpounds to inchpounds. Compute the volume of a cylinder. Compute the area of a wing. Calculate the volume of a shape such as a baggage compartment or fuel tank.
Whole numbers, binary system, decimals, fractions, mathematical functions, signs, ratios, proportions, percentages, powers, algebraic rules, geometrical terms, area, volume, measuring systems and conversion.
This class consists of 2 lessons and 2 labs.
Physics for Aviation
Lecture:
Matter and energy. Work, power, force, and motion. Simple machines and mechanics. Heat and pressure. Bernoulli’s principle. Newton’s Law of Motion. Gas law and fluid mechanics. Relationship between temperature, density, weight, and volume. Force, area, or pressure in a specific application. Theory of flight (aerodynamics). Standard atmosphere and factors affecting atmospheric conditions. Primary and secondary aircraft flight controls. Addition aerodynamic devices, including vortex generators, wing fences, and stall strips. Changes in aircraft and engine performance due to density altitude. Effect a repair can have on a flight surface. Use of performance/testing data. Use of related units of measure.
Lab:
Calculate force, area, or pressure in a specific application. Demonstrate the mechanical advantage of various types of levers. Design an inclined plane on paper, indicating the mechanical advantage. Calculate horsepower. Convert temperature units. Determine density altitude. Determine pressure altitude. Identify changes in pressure and velocity as a fluid passes through a venturi.
This class consists of 2 lessons and 2 labs.
