Flight Dynamics: the Assumption of Flat & Non-Rotating Earth for Simplification

In making mathematical models, physicists often remove real-world details that have little influence over the final results for simplifications. In flight-dynamics, it is often perfectly adequate to assume Earth is flat & non-rotating, even if the final aircraft will be flying over spherical & rotating Earth. Flat-Earthers claimed to have exposed ‘a secret document’ from … Continue reading Flight Dynamics: the Assumption of Flat & Non-Rotating Earth for Simplification