Using a Model Rocket-Engine Test Stand in a Calculus Course

  • Using a Model Rocket-Engine Test Stand in a Calculus Course

    Mike Weiss, Brian Dodge, Kate Harden, Amy Hempstead, Jeff Lloyd, Brian Pott
    A project used to reinforce Calculus concepts as well as to be able to provide data for a future Freshman Science rocketry project in a practical setting. Students used the concepts of the average value of a function along with Riemann sum approximation techniques and spreadsheet skills to determine the average thrust of a model rocket engine.