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NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
SEMESTER 1 EXAMINATION 2009-2010
AE1001 – DISCOVERY COURSE I
November/December 2009

Time Allowed: 2½ hours

Seat Number:

Matriculation Number:

INSTRUCTIONS
1.

This paper contains FIVE (5) questions and comprises NINE (9) pages.

2.

Answer ALL questions. Support your answers with formulae and figures whenever appropriate. 3.

Write the answers for Question 1 on this paper and Questions 2, 3, 4, 5 in a separate answer book.

4.

Write your Matriculation Number on the paper.

5.

Start new questions on a new page.

6.

All questions carry equal marks.

7.

One double-sided A4 cheat sheet is allowed.

8.

This is a Restricted-Open Book Examination.

9.

THIS PAPER MUST BE TIED TOGETHER WITH YOUR ANSWERS BOOK
AND RETURNED.

1

MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS:
There is only one correct answer. Circle clearly the alphabet corresponding to the correct answer.

Note: Question No. 1 continues on Page 2.

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(a)

The statement that is not true regarding the Wright brothers is:
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

(b)

They were the first to successfully fly gliders
They were the first to achieve sustained power flight
They built their own wind tunnel and conducted a series of tests of airfoils
They were the first to propose the wing twist concept to control the rolling motion of the airplane
(1 mark)
Ailerons are the control surfaces that are used to

(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

control the yawing motion of the plane control the nose-up-and-down pitching motion control the rolling motion around the fuselage increase the lift during take-off and landing
(1 mark)

(c)

For an incompressible and inviscid flow, Bernoulli’s equation dictates that
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

(d)

The statement that is not true for compressible flows is:
(A)

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