This is an introduction to Aeronautics and Astronautics, which lays down the foundations of all of the aeronautical and astronautical engineering modules that follow in subsequent years. It includes:
a) an aircraft operations element , which creates the context against which the later design modules will have to be viewed by the student,
b) a flight mechanics component, an application of the fundamental laws of Newtonian mechanics to the flight of fixed wing aircraft, an essential basis upon which the later mechanics of flight, aerodynamics, propulsion and design modules will be built, and
c) a component that focuses on the fundamentals of astronautics.