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Introduction to Flight By John Anderson

Introduction to Flight by John Anderson

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Summary

An overview of aeronautical and aerospace engineering. It blends history and biography with discussion of engineering concepts, and shows the development of flight through this perspective. It covers developments in flight, including unmanned aerial vehicles, uninhabited combat aerial vehicles, and applications of CFD in aircraft design.

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Introduction to Flight Summary

Introduction to Flight by John Anderson

Noted for its highly readable style, the new edition of this bestseller provides an updated overview of aeronautical and aerospace engineering. Introduction to Flight blends history and biography with discussion of engineering concepts, and shows the development of flight through this perspective.

Anderson covers new developments in flight, including unmanned aerial vehicles, uninhabited combat aerial vehicles, and applications of CFD in aircraft design. Many new and revised problems have been added in this edition. Chapter learning features help readers follow the text discussion while highlighting key engineering and industry applications.

About John Anderson

John D. Anderson, Jr., was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on October 1, 1937. He attended the University of Florida, graduating in 1959 with high honors and a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Degree. From 1959 to 1962, he was a Lieutenant and Task Scientist at the Aerospace Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. From 1962 to 1966, he attended the Ohio State University under the National Science Foundation and NASA Fellowships, graduating with a PhD in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. In 1966, he joined the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory as Chief of the Hypersonics Group. In 1973, he became Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, and since 1980 has been Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. In 1982, he was designated a Distinguished Scholar/Teacher by the University. During 19861987, while on sabbatical from the University, Dr. Anderson occupied the Charles Lindbergh Chair at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. He continued with the Air and Space Museum one day each week as their Special Assistant for Aerodynamics, doing research and writing on the History of Aerodynamics. In addition to his position as Professor of Aerospace Engineering, in 1993, he was made a full faculty member of the Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science and in 1996 an affiliate member of the History Department at the University of Maryland. In 1996, he became the Glenn L. Martin Distinguished Professor for Education in Aerospace Engineering. In 1999, he retired from the University of Maryland and was appointed Professor Emeritus. He is currently the Curator for Aerodynamics at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Flight 6eChapter 1: The First Aeronautical EngineersChapter 2: Fundamental ThoughtsChapter 3: The Standard AtmosphereChapter 4: Basic AerodynamicsChapter 5: Airfoils, Wings, and Other Aerodynamics ShapesChapter 6: Elements of Airplane PerformanceChapter 7: Principles of Stability and ControlChapter 8: Space Flight (Astronautics)Chapter 9: PropulsionChapter 10: Flight Vehicle Structures and MaterialsChapter 11: Hypersonic VehiclesAppendix A Standard Atmosphere, SI UnitsAppendix B Standard Atmosphere, English Engineering UnitsAppendix C Symbols and Conversion FactorsAppendix D Airfoil Data

Additional information

CIN000237932
9780073529394
0073529397
Introduction to Flight by John Anderson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2007-11-16
912
N/A
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