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Overview

Written by one of the most succesful aerospace authors, this new book develops aircraft performance techniques from first principles and applies then to real airplanes. It also address a philosophy of, and techniques for aircraft design. By developing and discussing these two subjects in a single text, the author captures a degree of synergism not found in other texts. The book is written in a conversational style, a trademark of all of John Anderson's texts, to enhance the readers' understanding.

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Anderson, whose engineering and other scholarly credits include a chair at the National Air and Space Museum, as well as faculty positions in both history and aeronautical engineering at the University of Maryland, intended this text for a first course in airplane performance. As such it covers design philosophy and methodology in order to show how working engineers achieve their performance standards. Part I is an overview of aerodynamics and propulsion. Part II covers static and accelerated aircraft performance and equations of motion, and part III describes design methodologies using historical examples. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070019713
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 12/5/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 647,592
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John D. Anderson, Jr. is the Curator of Aerodynamics at the National Air & Space Museum Smithsonian Institute and Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Preliminary Considerations 1
Ch. 1 The Evolution of the Airplane and Its Performance: A Short History 3
Ch. 2 Aerodynamics of the Airplane: The Drag Polar 51
Ch. 3 Some Propulsion Characteristics 145
Pt. 2 Airplane Performance 189
Ch. 4 The Equations of Motion 191
Ch. 5 Airplane Performance: Steady Flight 199
Ch. 6 Airplane Performance: Accelerated Flight 321
Pt. 3 Airplane Design 379
Ch. 7 The Philosophy of Airplane Design 381
Ch. 8 Design of a Propeller-Driven Airplane 397
Ch. 9 Design of Jet-Propelled Airplanes 487
Postface 543
App. A Standard Atmosphere, SI Units 545
App. B Standard Atmosphere, English Engineering Units 557
Answers to Selected Problems 567
References 569
Index 573
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