Accession Number : AD0896849

Title :   Project Whirlwind. Volume 8. Mathematics.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. no. 2.

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE SERVOMECHANISMS LAB

Report Date : NOV 1947

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The original mathematical work on the project was started in the early part of 1946, and constituted an investigation of methods of interpolation and integration to be used in the solution of the airplane stability control problem. There are no published reports on this study but the results were used in the programming of the ASCA problem which is reported in Note C-15 in Vol. 14. The project was later engaged in an investigation of the stability of the numerical solutions proposed for the airplane problem. This study included investigations of simple linear and non-linear systems, and considered the use of mathematical filters and energy conservation methods to avoid instability.

Descriptors :   , (*DIGITAL COMPUTERS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), (*MATHEMATICS), AIRCRAFT, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, EXTRAPOLATION, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, DETERMINANTS(MATHEMATICS), NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES.

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE