# mechanical

## Want To Be A Pilot? You Better Have Top Gun Math Skills.

When I was a kid I wanted to be a pilot.  I never imagined how much math was involved in flying.  I would go to airshows and imagine what it would be like to fly high and fast.  I’m sure many people share a similar story, but I would bet that many don’t recognize the […]

## No Pressure, But You Should Know More About Pressure

Pressure is a concept that can be confusing for some.  There are the pressures and stress associated with daily tasks like school work, homework, jobs and chores.  There are also the pressures associated with science.  We’re going to look at the science aspect of pressure. Pressure is mostly simply described as an amount of force […]

## Driving a Car. Yep…You Use Math There, Too.

I’m a firm believer that math can be as easy, or as challenging, as we choose it to be.  But, we have to recognize the importance of math and how it helps us in our day-to-day activities.  That being said, I developed a website called CalcuNATION to help show examples of math calculations that help us.  Because of this, […]

## Torque. It’s Not a New Twist on Power

Torque can be a difficult force to describe.  If I had to use another word to describe it, I would use the word twist.  Without understanding what torque is, and how it is used, we can’t really understand many other mechanical functions, like horsepower. When I think of an example of torque, I think about […]

## Another Angle on How to Calculate and Measure Angles

Angles are all over our world.  Without the knowledge of how to measure and calculate between angles, we would have a difficult time engineering and using them in our everyday lives.  One of the most important shapes in the engineering world is the triangle.  Just the name itself is made up of tri (three) and […]

## Have You Heard About the Speed of Sound?

The speed of sound can be hard to grasp for some.  After all, there are other speeds that we are more comfortable with that we use daily.  Just about anyone can judge what rate of speed is in miles per hour, or kilometers per hour.  We see those measurements all of the time driving down the […]

## Your Carbon Footprint. Would You Describe It as Bigfoot?

Everyone has a Carbon Footprint.  If you are a consumer of energy that is created by fossil fuels, then there is an attributable amount of CO2 emissions that you have some responsibility for.  Even if you used solar panels on your house, drive an electric car, and think that everything you use is “green”, you are […]

## An Energetic Look at Temperature Measurements

When I think of temperature, I usually think of two things.  I think of temperature as it relates to weather and I think of temperature as it relates to my health.  I’m sure I’m not alone in those thoughts.  We look at temperature measurements everyday.  Anytime you turn on the TV or radio to find […]

## A Quick Blog About Speed Conversions and Rates

Speed is one of the most common forms of measurement.  Just think about how many times you reference speed in a day.  Just driving, how many times do you think about how fast you are going?  Just like other measurements there are different systems of measurement for speed. First, to understand speed, you need to […]