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 Here is a list of all the topics available from the Beginner's Guide to Propulsion (BGP) site. Clicking on the title will deliver a page with a slide and a scientific explanation of the contents. Click on the word "Animated" for the animated version of selected pages or the word "Interactive" for a Java simulation. Some pages are also available as "Text Only". If the number and variety of pages seems too intimidating, consider taking one of our Guided Tours through the web site. Another method for reaching students, teachers and lifelong learners is the use of Distance Learning. While preparing presentations for students, many Power Point files have been developed for the Digital Learning Network using information from the BGP. Another group of Power Point presentations has been prepared concerning the exploration of space. Students and teachers are encouraged to copy the Power Point files to their own computers and to modify them as desired for their own presentations. * Animation files can be large (average 350K bytes) ** Java Applet NASA Glenn History and Missions Activities Basic Propulsion Activities What is Propulsion? Propeller Propulsion Gas Turbine Propulsion Ramjet Propulsion Scramjet Propulsion Rocket Propulsion Mach Number ..Interactive** Subsonic Transonic Supersonic High Supersonic Hypersonic Re-Entry Mach Calculator Phases of Matter Newton's Laws of Motion Newton's First Law - Inertia Newton's Second Law (F=ma) Newton's Third Law (Action - Re-action) Combustion Work Power Functions Area Volume Scalars and Vectors Comparing Two Scalars - Ratio Comparing Two Vectors Vector Components Vector Addition Trigonometry Sine-Cosine-Tangent Ratios in Triangles Pythagorean Theorem..Interactive**   Animated Gas Lab...Animated Gas Properties Definitions Air Properties Definitions Equation of State (Ideal Gas) Specific Heats - cp and cv Boyle's Law...Animated Charles and Gay-Lussac's Law...Animated Specific Volume Kinetic Theory of Gasses What is Thermodynamics? Zeroth Law - Thermal Equilibrium First Law - Internal Energy Second Law - Entropy Heat Transfer Enthalpy Entropy of a Gas Isentropic Compression Work Done by a Gas P-V and T-S Diagrams Carnot Cycle Conservation of Mass Conservation of Momentum Conservation of Energy Similarity Parameters... Interactive Boundary Layer Mass Flow Rate... Interactive Mass Flow Choking... Interactive Area Ratio A/A*... Interactive Airflow per Area... Interactive Dynamic Pressure Bernoulli's Equation Interactive Atmosphere Simulator The Atmosphere Gas Pressure Gas Temperature Gas Density Speed of Sound Earth Model - Imperial Units Earth Model - Metric Units Mars Model - Imperial Units Mars Model - Metric Units RangeGames Interactive Simulator Excess Thrust Vectored Thrust Thrust to Weight Ratio Forces in a Climb Airplane Cruise - Balanced Forces Simplified Aircraft Motion Aircraft Motion - Newton's Second Law Range - Constant Velocity Maximum Flight Time Range Summary General Thrust Equation Propeller Thrust Turbojet Thrust Afterburning Turbojet Thrust Turbofan Thrust Turboprop Thrust Ramjet / Scramjet Thrust Rocket Thrust Types of Gas Turbines Gas Generator (Core) ...Animated Turbojet Engine...Animated Afterburning Turbojet Engine...Animated Turbofan Engine...Animated Turboprop Engine...Animated Gas Turbine Parts ... Animated Inlets Compressors Axial Compressor... Animated Centrifugal Compressor Combustors - Burners Power Turbines... Animated Nozzles EngineSim Interactive Simulator Schematics and Station Numbering Brayton Cycle Turbine Engine Thrust - Summary Engine Pressure Ratio (EPR)... Animated Engine Temperature Ratio (ETR)... Animated Compressor-Turbine Matching Specific Thrust Fuel Mass Flow Rate Specific Fuel Consumption Engine Weight Model Internal Combustion Engine... Animated Engine Stages Otto Cycle Thermodynamic Analyisis 4-Stroke Engine... Animated Intake Stroke Compression Stroke Combustion Process Power Stroke Heat Rejection Exhaust Stroke Engine Parts... Animated Crankcase... Animated Power Train... Animated Bore and Stroke... Animated Combustion Chamber... Animated Fuel System Electrical System... Animated Cooling System Lubrication System... Animated Timing System... Animated Ramjet Parts Brayton Cycle Analysis Inlets Combustors - Burners Nozzles Beginner's Guide to Rockets Liquid Rockets Solid Rockets Specific Impulse Thrust Equations ... Interactive RocketModeler Interactive Simulator Propeller Analysis Inlet Performance Compressor Thermodynamics Burner Thermodynamics Power Turbine Thermodynamics Nozzle Performance Interactive Nozzle Simulator Pitot-Static Tube - Speedometer Wind Tunnel Aerodynamics Let's be Specific Navigation.. Beginner's Guide Home Page Beginner's Guide to Propulsion Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics Beginner's Guide to Compressible Aerodynamics Beginner's Guide to Wind Tunnels Free Software

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