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    Mechanics of Flight (Paperback) By (author) A.C. Kermode, By (author) R.H. Barnard, By (author) D.R. Philpott

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    DescriptionMechanics of Flight is an ideal introduction to the basic principles of flight for students embarking on courses in aerospace engineering, student pilots, apprentices in the industry and anyone who is simply interested in aircraft and space flight. Written in a straightforward and jargon-free style, this popular classic text makes the fascinating topic of aircraft flight engaging and easy to understand. Starting with an overview of the relevant aspects of mechanics, the book goes on to cover topics such as air and airflow, aerofoils, thrust, level flight, gliding, landing, performance, manoeuvres, stability and control. Important aspects of these topics are illustrated by a description of a trial flight in a light aircraft. The book also deals with flight at transonic and supersonic speeds, and finally orbital and space flight.

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    Mechanics of Flight
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A.C. Kermode, By (author) R.H. Barnard, By (author) D.R. Philpott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 951 g
    ISBN 13: 9780273773511
    ISBN 10: 0273773518

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.9T
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009070
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    BISAC V2.8: TEC002000
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    BIC subject category V2: TGMF1
    DC22: 629.132
    DC23: 629.132
    LC classification: TL570 .K43 2012
    Thema V1.0: TGMF
    12, New edition
    Edition statement
    12th New edition
    Pearson Education Limited
    Imprint name
    Pearson Education Limited
    Publication date
    04 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    R. H. Barnard PhD, CEng, FRAeS; formerly Principal Lecturer in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire. D. R. Philpott PhD, CEng, MRAeS; formerly Principal Aerodynamic Specialist at Raytheon Corporate Jets and Reader in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire.
    Table of contents
    Contents Preface to Twelfth Edition Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Mechanics Chapter 2 Air and airflow - subsonic speeds Chapter 3 Aerofoils - subsonic speeds Chapter 4 Thrust Chapter 5 Level flight Chapter 6 Gliding, landing and low-speed flight Chapter 7 Take-Off and Climb Chapter 8 Manoeuvres Chapter 9 Stability and control Chapter 10 A trial flight Chapter 11 Flight at transonic speeds Chapter 12 Flight at supersonic speeds Chapter 13 Space flight Appendixes 1 Aerofoil data 2 Scale effect and Reynolds Number 3 Numerical questions 4 Answers to numerical questions 5 Answers to non-numerical questions Index