Webinar 2021: Mathematics in the Development of Rocket Technology

Webinar 12 November 2021


On Friday November 12th, 2021, Mathematics Study Program held a seminar with topic on mathematics and model rockets. This event was carried out online using Zoom application. The focus of this discussion is related to the importance of math concept in rocketry, especially with the use of differential equations and vector calculus. Mr. Idris Eko Putra, a group leader of rocket design at Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), was invited on this seminar to talk about his experience and share his knowledge from how to design a rocket to understanding rocket attitude and motion from mathematical perspective. Through this seminar, the participants (mostly from Mathematics students) can get a better understanding the connection between math and science, practical application of mathematics to rocketry, and the importance of careful construction of a model rocket for stability, safety, and a successful launch.