Understanding Flight, Second Edition

Understanding Flight, Second Edition

by David W. Anderson, Scott Eberhardt
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Understanding Flight, Second Edition by David W. Anderson, Scott Eberhardt

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: 9780071626972
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 752,545
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

David Anderson is a lifelong pilot. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University.

Scott Eberhardt works in high-lift aerodynamics with Product Development, at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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