**Teacher's Guide**

Free Simulations requiring some knowledge of
Trigonometry, Cartesian and Polar coordinates, Vectors , Physics, and Radar have
been released as of March 2013.

Starting in 2013, I will focus on providing animations and
simulations for teachers to use in their k12 curriculums and as part of your **Virtual
Learning Systems. **Both the PDF files and Windows Applications files are
single files that open with a click. My Windows applications require no
installation and use no DLL's except those that are built into windows. I
have tested my Windows programs on *Windows XP( Year 2000), Vista, and Windows 8*.
I have test my PDF files on my IPAD. I assume if they work on a IPAD that
they will work on Apple PC's and Laptops. ** **

Topics 1 and 2 are crude programs for
navigation in a two dimensional (X,Y) Cartesian coordinate system.
Teachers can devise many problems for their students in game format that involve
physics and mathematics. Great speeds can be achieved and huge distances
can be traveled in short periods of classroom time with very low thrust engines,
because my crude iterations allow many days of acceleration to pass in
seconds. Students, will learn that it not only takes energy and time to
travel to a point millions of meters away, but it also takes time and energy
to stop. The student can navigate space intuitively or make calculations
to optimize the navigation. It is up to the teachers to invent the exercise
for their student.

The programs are crude which is a good thing
from my point of view. I know how to format numbers, but its a lot of work
for me. I want to create problems for young
students not myself. So frequently numbers will be displayed with many
insignificant digits (Single precision decimals) and sometimes the number zero
will be displayed in scientific format with an exponent of E-28 ( ten to the
negative 28). These are computer generated numbers, and students should
get used to dealing with them. Of course a pilot would find meter reading changing from
a three digit decimal number to 9 digit decimal numbers unacceptable. The program is
meant to be educational, if you want cool graphics get an X-BOX. My post February
programs are better formatted, but the the intercept exercise is very difficult
to perform intuitively. It therefore provides many challenging
opportunities to apply trigonometry and triangulation to
exercise.

The JavaScript simulation in topics 1,2 and 3 tested
well with Windows (I*nternet Explorer) * and also with my IPAD (**Safari**).

**New
2013: Free Download of Windows compiled version of
topic 1. Click Here!**

**New
Feb.2013: Free Spaceship with Radar: Game uses
Cartesian and Polar Coordinates.* Click Here! **

**New
March2013: Free Spaceship with Radar: Intercept moving
target Click Here!**

**New
March 2013: Free Spaceship with Radar Laser Doppler: Intercept moving
target Click Here! **

**New
March 2013: Free Teacher Programmable Version of: Spaceship with Radar Laser Doppler: Intercept moving
target Click Here! **

* Adds Long
Range Laser Doppler information to Target Acquisition System. Introduces
concept of closing or receding velocity. This also allows math or physics
teacher to introduce the concept of prime polar coordinate system. This
moving prime polar coordinate system is nothing more than what a Doppler Radar
display would provide. Note that we have only one target; therefore, the
digital display of *Target Range*, Local Target Azimuth, and Closing
Velocity is all that is required to display radar info.

Project Based Learning: Have
students write programs that will optimize intercept process.
The problems above are virtual, the programs including an instruction manual
will constitute a real project.

**Teachers who have a background in electronics** should
check out my ** electronics
sites ** for animations and simulations that could make their science or
mathematics curriculum more interesting.

**NOTICE: IN
2015 this site will get a complete makeover. You will have to go to science-ebooks.com
directly in order to see new directory. **

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