general intelligence factor

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general intelligence factor

Abbreviation: g
The hypothetical common feature identified by all intelligence (IQ) tests. The concept of general intelligence was developed by Charles Spearman, a British psychologist and statistician, who noticed that students who do well in one subject tend to do well in all school subjects and that students who do poorly in one field of study also lag behind in others. He proposed that the general ability to master academic material was due to superior general intelligence and that specific cognitive talents correlated with overall intellectual superiority. This concept, like many others in the field of psychometrics and intelligence testing, is controversial.
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We noted, "The NTSB's probable cause finding combines the G-loading effects of those maneuvers with the atmospheric conditions forecast to exist and concludes the aircraft encountered a wind gust that combined with the G-loading to impose on the airframe loads in excess of its design.
None of this is rocket science, but we came away with a much better understanding of the fundamental importance of angle of attack, as well as the effects of G-loading, roll-yaw coupling and negative roll damping.
The extra weight will result in a greater occurrence of neck injuries under g-loading conditions.
When we fly the airplane within its operating envelope--a combination of speed, G-loading and AoA--stalls are not a problem.
In other words, the wing will automatically shed G-loading before it incurs G-induced damage.
From them, we also can learn how the airplane will perform when we need everything it has, and how we'll perform under g-loading.
Abruptly pitching the nose down may result in excessive negative G-loading and airspeeds exceeding the aircraft's velocity-load (V-G) diagram.
The g-loading and weight-hauling requirements specified by manufacturers in the type certificate data sheet keep an aircraft inside a conservatively bounded envelope, ensuring the aircraft parts all remain in close formation while flying under expected certified conditions.
From it, we can determine the g-loading the represented airplane will experience when accelerated beyond 1G at various airspeeds.
Yes, an exception is the Lazy 8, but the G-loading applied in a well-executed example shouldn't approach 2 G, much less the airframe's load limit.
For reference, the chart on the opposite page describes the relationships between bank angle, g-loading and stall speed.
For example, adding more horsepower to an airframe often comes with a corresponding gross weight increase because it improves climb performance on a robust airframe that likely skated past the G-loading and drop tests.