Aerospace Engineering and the Principles of Flight

Aerospace Engineering and the Principles of Flight

by Anne Rooney
     
 

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Engineering in Action connects us with the technology that surrounds us in our everyday lives. Discover the design process that engineers follow to define problems, discuss solutions, and build and test models.

Aerospace engineers use the principles of flight to design and innovate different kinds of aircraft, from gliders to space shuttles. Learn about the jobs

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Engineering in Action connects us with the technology that surrounds us in our everyday lives. Discover the design process that engineers follow to define problems, discuss solutions, and build and test models.

Aerospace engineers use the principles of flight to design and innovate different kinds of aircraft, from gliders to space shuttles. Learn about the jobs they do and the steps they must follow in the engineering design process. Then, create your own flying machine.

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Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
From balloons, to gliders to space capsules, engineers have worked with lift and drag to get us into the sky. In this edition of the "Engineering Action" series, Rooney explains both basic physics and how the engineers use these physics to fly higher, faster, and with more stealth. Aerospace Engineers "work on the construction of aircraft (aeronautics) and spacecraft (astronautical engineering). They deal with the issues of relating to flight, including the forces that act on an aircraft, such as gravity." While many books address these basic concepts, Rooney and this series are unique. She does an excellent job of tying the physics to the engineering career. Topics discussed include: how flight works, forces in action, balancing forces, and taking flight. Then she addresses the career side of the discipline writing about working in aerospace and how the design process works. There are two simple activities designed both as an experiment and as a walk through the engineer's process for solving problems. Each double-page spread has an overall description, as well as smaller sidebars, and bright pictures. The book's back matter includes more resources, glossary, and index. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778775003
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/15/2012
Series:
Engineering in Action Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
355,685
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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