three phases of applied mathematics — observations #17

I came across this quote in the FAA International Journal of Applied Aviation. ¬†I think it’s an interesting observation about mathematics, and it generalizes well to life. Simply replacing references to “numbers” with “theory” makes the statements more widely applicable. Cornelius Lanczos, a mathematician working in the field of applied analysis, expressed the history of […]

Flying Boats — Airplanes by Design

Flying boats are fantastic synthesis of both fluid dynamics, and they are currently a key curriculum aircraft in the USAF Test Pilot School, which flies the Hu-16 Albatross as a platform for a performance checkride and a qual eval aircraft. This¬†Curtiss Model F may not have been the first flying boat, but it made waves […]

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