Modeling Ships and Space Craft: The Science and Art of Mastering the Oceans and Sky

Modeling Ships and Space Craft: The Science and Art of Mastering the Oceans and Sky

by Gina Hagler

Paperback(2013)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461445951
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 10/09/2012
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 249
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

GinaHagler is a freelance writer and member of the National Association of Science Writers, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Her scientific interests range from the history of scientific discoveries to the science of sports, with a special focus on the rapid introduction of new technologies at the start of the twentieth century. Her work has been published in a number of venues and she blogs regularly about science and technology at synthesisblog.wordpress.com.

Table of Contents

Preface.- Part I - Fluid Dynamics in Action.- Chapter 1 - Airborne Creatures.- Chapter 2 - Human Innovation.- Chapter 3 - Aquatic Creatures.- Part II - Evolution of Theory.- Chapter 4 - Hydrodynamic Theorists.- Chapter 5 - Aerodynamic Theorists.- Part III - Scale Model Testing Begins.- Chapter 6 - William Froude.- Chapter 7 - David Watson Taylor.- Chapter 8 - Early Aviators.- Chapter 9 - The Wright Brothers.- Chapter 10 - Rocketmen.- Part IV - Model Testing Today.- Chapter 11 - Computational Fluid Dynamics.- Glossary.- Bibliography.

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