How do you make a car reach a thousand miles an hour? The BLOODHOUND engineering team are working to solve this problem with their jet-and-rocket powered car aiming to smash the current land speed record. This British team currently hold the record with the Thrust SSC (SuperSonic Car) that made history by breaking the sound barrier and reaching 763mph. This is the first in a series of articles which will show you how to use physics and maths to work out what is needed to make BLOODHOUND travel at 1000 mph.
The article is written using the MathWorks Symbolic Math Toolbox.
The maths/physics content of this first article is at a high-school level (Key Stage 4, approximately 14-16 year olds).
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Tanya Morton (2020). How can we make BLOODHOUND travel at 1000 mph? (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/27968-how-can-we-make-bloodhound-travel-at-1000-mph), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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