Physics 101, Term Paper
Write an essay about the Wright Brothers
Due Monday (December 6)
Longer than 5 pages, but shorter than 7, double-spaced typing.
In your paper, you should address the following items.
- Before the Wright brothers, who were interested in building
flying machines? Address historical needs and historical background.
- What was their motivation to build a flying machine? How did
they earn money to build their experimental planes. Where did they
perform flight tests? Why?
- There were other people who were interested in building the
flying machine. The most prominent one was Samuel Langley
(Langley Park is named after him). How did the Wright brothers
come ahead of him?
- Airplanes play a very important role in modern wars. But,
in the early years, the U.S. military establishment was quite
reluctant to develop the air force. The person who fought
against this fixed idea was Billy Mitchell. Discuss briefly about