Gravity: Throwing Rocks for Fun and Profit

Dates: April 6-27, 2021

Meets: Tues. from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Online Presentation

OLLI Member: $40.00

Enrollment requires a 2020 - 2021 OLLI at MSU Membership

Tony Demetriades, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at MSU, will explore mankind's efforts to defy gravity when objects fall or are launched from the Earth into the atmosphere and beyond. Topics to be covered include Newton's law of gravity, the concepts of buoyancy and flight, air resistance, terminal and escape velocities, and shock waves and explosions. The course will examine gravity as applied to missiles, projectiles, satellites, supersonic airliners and meteorites.

Fee:   $40.00

Online Presentation

This is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed.

We will send you a reminder email with login instructions one business day before the program start date. If there are additional sessions, we will send reminders the morning of those sessions.

Tony Demetriades

Tony Demetriades is professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at Montana State University. He earned his Ph.D. in aeronautics from Caltech and his career includes sixteen years in the aerospace industry and a long involvement in scientific groups advising the U.S. government on missile defense. He taught fluid mechanics in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering at MSU, where he also directed the MSU Supersonic Wind Tunnel Laboratory.
Date Day Time Location
04/06/2021Tuesday10 AM to 11:30 AM Online Presentation
04/13/2021Tuesday10 AM to 11:30 AM Online Presentation
04/20/2021Tuesday10 AM to 11:30 AM Online Presentation
04/27/2021Tuesday10 AM to 11:30 AM Online Presentation

For information about refunds, cancellations, minimum enrollments and more, see the Course Administration and Procedures page.


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