AIAA Webinar: “Flight Dynamics and Einstein’s Covariance Principle”

7 November 2012

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*This webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, 7 November 2012 at 1300-1400 EST.

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Why Newtonian Flight Dynamics Is a Special Case of Einstein’s Relativity

The great divide between Newtonian dynamics andEinstein’s Relativity is a chimera. Einstein had great respect for Newton andmade sure that his theory would converge to Newton’s three laws as conditions approach classical proportions.

Flight dynamics, which is based on Newton’s laws, is no exception. During an one-hour perambulation, I will acquaint you with Special and General Relativity as it applies to classical dynamics.

Modeling of flight dynamics benefits greatly from such a vantage point. The physics of the problem are separated from its computational aspects. Tensors—independentof coordinate systems—model the physics, while matrices, created from thesetensors by introducing coordinate systems, are coded for execution.

Join this Webinar as I chronicle my forty years’experience with what is now called Tensor Flight Dynamics.

Key Topics
  • Classical and relativistic dynamics
  • Covariance Principle applied to flight dynamics
  • Use of Cartesian tensors in flight dynamics
  • Compact computer coding of matrices obtainedfrom tensors
  • From tensor modeling to matrix coding

Who Should Attend

Physicists who are interested in dynamics

Engineers who aspire a deeper understanding of flight dynamics

Simulation specialists who build complex aerospace vehicle models

No prior knowledge of Relativity or tensors is required