ISBN-10:
0071626964
ISBN-13:
9780071626965
Pub. Date:
08/12/2009
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Understanding Flight / Edition 2

Understanding Flight / Edition 2

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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: 621,601
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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.

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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