Showing the way they went - for iPad/Mac/PC

Showing the way they went - for iPad/Mac/PC

The Open University

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Hot air balloon rides have become a popular celebration treat. But do they really just drift with the wind? Investigate the meticulous planning needed for round-the-world flights. Learn how journeys are monitored and measured, and discover how pilots merge mathematics and geography while high above the ground. This material forms part of the course MU120 Open mathematics.
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Showing the way they went

12 Apr 2010 | 39 secs

Showing the way they...

12 Apr 2010 | 39 secs

A hot air balloon journey

19 May 2009 | 06 mins 32 secs

A hot air balloon jo...

19 May 2009 | 06 mins 32 secs

Spherical geometry

19 May 2009 | 10 mins 47 secs

Spherical geometry

19 May 2009 | 10 mins 47 secs

Looking for Theta

19 May 2009 | 09 mins 42 secs

Looking for Theta

19 May 2009 | 09 mins 42 secs

Great-circle distance

19 May 2009 | 03 mins 39 secs

Great-circle distanc...

19 May 2009 | 03 mins 39 secs