# Flight of a Glider

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This Demonstration shows the flight path of a glider, depending on the initial velocity of the plane, its release angle, and the plane's drag coefficient . The flight is governed by Lanchester's system of autonomous nonlinear differential equations:

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Contributed by: Helmut Knaust (January 2013)

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[1] F. W. Lanchester, *Aerial Flight: Aerodonetics*, London: Constable, 1908.

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