Understanding Flight / Edition 2

Understanding Flight / Edition 2

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by David W. Anderson, Scott Eberhardt, David F. Anderson
     
 

Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne

Now you can truly master an understanding of the phenomenon of flight. This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, explains the principles of aeronautics in terms, descriptions, and illustrations that make

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Overview

Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne

Now you can truly master an understanding of the phenomenon of flight. This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, explains the principles of aeronautics in terms, descriptions, and illustrations that make sense--without complicated mathematics. Updated to include helicopter flight fundamentals and aircraft structures, this aviation classic is required reading for new pilots, students, engineers, and anyone fascinated with flight.

Understanding Flight, Second Edition, covers:

  • Physics of flight
  • Wing design and configuration
  • Stability and control
  • Propulsion
  • High-speed flight
  • Performance and safety
  • Aerodynamic testing
  • Helicopters and autogyros
  • Aircraft structures and materials

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071626965
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
08/12/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
571,885
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1. Principles of Flight

Chapter 2. Wings

Chapter 3. Stability and Control

Chapter 4. Airplane Propulsion

Chapter 5. High-Speed Flight

Chapter 6. Airplane Performance

Chapter 7. Aerodynamic Testing

Chapter 8. Helicopters and Autogyros

Chapter 9. Structures

Appendix A. Basic Concepts

Appendix B. Misapplications of Bernoulli's Principle

Index

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