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MATLAB Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Stephanie Thomas, Michael Paluszek

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Michael Paluszek and Stephanie Thomas, MATLAB Recipes, 10.1007/978-1-4842-0559-4_11

11. Aircraft

Michael Paluszek and Stephanie Thomas2

(1)Princeton, New Jersey, USA

(2)Princeton Junction, New Jersey, USA

Electronic supplementary material: The online version of this chapter (doi: 10.​1007/​978-1-4842-0559-4_​11) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Our aircraft model is a three-dimensional point mass. This models only the translational dynamics in three dimensions. Translation is motion in the x, y, and z directions. An aircraft controls its motion by changing its orientation with respect to the wind (banking and angle of attack) and by changing the thrust its engine produces. In our model we assume ...

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