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CelticRambler
13th Nov 2013, 15:28
A dreary Wednesday afternoon's off-topic discussion about the "most beautiful" mathematical equations (and the world's most beautiful mathematician, Rachel Riley, but that's really getting off topic ...:E ) led to the following question: what formula most elegantly encapsulates aviation today?

Candidates so far, in no particular order, are:

(1) Lift Coefficient for the engineers: without it (them?) we'd never have got off the ground

(2) The (second) Fundamental Theorem of Calculus: so our pilots always know where they are or when/if they're going to get to where they're going.

(3) Eurocontrol's charging formula: keeping the world from descending into chaos, or at least the bit that calls itself European, and management picks up the cost.
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6565/eqls.png

Any other propositions?

Dak Man
13th Nov 2013, 15:33
Aircraft = Money pit

Thomas coupling
13th Nov 2013, 15:45
Surely the ONE and ONLY formula that encapsulates the whole of aviation for which, without it, aviation would cease to exist, is:

L = (1/2) d v2 s CL :rolleyes:

Lightning Mate
13th Nov 2013, 15:48
Wossa "d" then ?

Lightning Mate
13th Nov 2013, 15:49
29.5 R dot + 9000 feet.

Dak Man
13th Nov 2013, 15:49
rho, density

Lightning Mate
13th Nov 2013, 15:51
But the "rho" is upside down.

And it's not v2, it's V squared.

Lightning Mate
13th Nov 2013, 15:54
LRMTS = BIB.

Lightning Mate
13th Nov 2013, 16:00
Lift Pressure divided by q = what ?

....just checking Dak Man....

Dak Man
13th Nov 2013, 16:01

Lightning Mate
13th Nov 2013, 16:02
Nope..........

That's weight + tailplane downforce divided by wing area.

flying lid
13th Nov 2013, 16:11
A mathematician named Hall
The cube of its weight
Times his pecker, plus eight
Was four fiths of five eighths of f*** all

mikedreamer787
13th Nov 2013, 16:11
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e283/ZES1/HOT%20WOMEN%20WITH%20ASSESTS/013.jpg

Lightning Mate
13th Nov 2013, 16:12
Blimey - that would give you ear ache !!

mikedreamer787
13th Nov 2013, 16:20
What equation sums up aviation?

Cb = 1/2p v2 S

Cb = Coefficient of bonuses (CEO and exec)
p = current pilot salaries
v2 = true speed of reduction in pilot pension plans
S = bean counters per cubic foot of Co office space

Loose rivets
13th Nov 2013, 16:59
That briefcase seem to be looking at her in a funny way.:\

Fox3WheresMyBanana
13th Nov 2013, 17:14
Sensible answer - F = ma

or

happiness = [(velocity/height + max 'g') x hours - bullshit^2 - niff-naff-&-trivia] between the limits of medical cat. and luck, and negative infinity outside these limits.

BOAC
13th Nov 2013, 17:27
Garbage in = garbage out?

pigboat
13th Nov 2013, 17:35
I am overcome by an insane desire to play motorboat. :\

Lightning Mate
13th Nov 2013, 18:33
I therefore assume that nobody is able to answer my posts.

Sunnyjohn
13th Nov 2013, 18:48
Mommygotboobs.com and quite a tum and rather large thighs . . .

oxenos
13th Nov 2013, 19:27
We all know that the lift of a wing is 1/2 ρ V2 S Cl. Obviously the lift of the other wing is also 1/2 ρ V2 S Cl, so that the total lift is ρ V2 S Cl. It follows then, that the lift of a bi-plane wing is 1/4 ρ V2 S Cl, and the lift of a wing on a triplane is 1/6 ρ V2 S Cl.

Hydromet
13th Nov 2013, 21:26
or....

A mathematician named Hall
The cube of its weight
Times his pecker, plus eight
Was four fiths of five eighths of his phone number, give him a call.

ExSp33db1rd
13th Nov 2013, 21:49
How to make a small fortune in aviation ?

Lonewolf_50
13th Nov 2013, 22:39
Aviation equation:
Golden wings on chest = pussy magnet

Ascend Charlie
14th Nov 2013, 00:15
Power + Attitude = Performance
Balance

arcniz
14th Nov 2013, 01:02
1
___ = gravity

0

1
______ = lift

gravity

1
______ = airplane

lift

airplane
________ = money

gravity

ruddman
14th Nov 2013, 01:48

RatherBeFlying
14th Nov 2013, 02:02
Aviation(\$\$\$\$\$)=˘

Takan Inchovit
14th Nov 2013, 04:36
income = FA

blue up
14th Nov 2013, 10:49
Happiness+sword=MOL/2

cattletruck
14th Nov 2013, 12:36
IOU

.......

Cacophonix
15th Nov 2013, 00:16
Money\$ - (ex wife£££) + plus hope (0.01c) - £70000 = ATPL with A320 rating...

Caco

CelticRambler
15th Nov 2013, 17:13
For a (very brief) moment, I thought of posting this under Questions thinking I'd get some serious tech answers ... but all of the above are much more interesting. :ok:

dubbleyew eight
15th Nov 2013, 17:29
Lighning if you don't define your terms all abstract mathematics is nothing but a jumble of letters.