Course*  Flight and Orbital Mechanics
The following topics are covered:
1. Turning performance (three dimensional equations of motion, coordinate systems, Euler angles, transformation matrices)
2. Airfield performance (takeoff and landing)
3. Unsteady climb and descent (including minimum time to climb problem)
4. Cruise flight and transport performance
5. Equations of motion with a wind gradient present
6. Equations of motion applied to various phases of space flight
7. Launch, Vertical flight, deltaV budget, burn out height, staging
8. Gravity perturbations to satellite orbits, J2 effect for low earth orbit satellites, J2,2 effect for Geostationary Earth Orbit satelites leading to contribution in ï„V budget
9. Patched conics approach for interplanetary flight, gravity assist effect / options for change of excess velocity (2d, 3d), Launch, in orbit insertion

Lecture 1  Unsteady Climb

Lecture 2  Minimum Time to Climb

Lecture 3  Take Off

Lecture 4  Landing

Lecture 5  Equations of Motion (Wind)

Lecture 6  Orbits

Lecture 7  Eclipse and Maneuvers

Lecture 8  Interplanetary Flight