Flight Stability and Automatic Control (Int'l Ed)

Flight Stability and Automatic Control (Int'l Ed)

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The second edition of Flight Stability and Automatic Control presents an organized introduction to the useful and relevant topics necessary for a flight stability and controls course. Not only is this text presented at the appropriate mathematical level, it also features standard terminology and nomenclature, along with expanded coverage of classical control theory, autopilot designs, and modern control theory. Through the use of extensive examples, problems, and historical notes, author Robert Nelson develops a concise and vital text for aircraft flight stability and control or flight dynamics courses.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 426 pages
  • 168 x 241 x 20mm | 730g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0071158383
  • 9780071158381
  • 447,944

Table of contents

1Introduction2 Static Stability and Control3 Aircraft Equations of Motion4 Longitudinal Motion (Stick Fixed)5 Lateral Motion (Stick Fixed)6 Aircraft Response to Control on Atmospheric Inputs7 Automatic Control Theory-The Classical Approach8 Application of Classic Control Theory to Aircraft Autopilot Design9 Modern Control Theory10 Applications of Modern Control Theory to Aircraft Autopilot DesignAppendixesA Atmospheric TablesB Geometric, Mass, and Aerodynamic Characteristics of Selected AirplanesC Mathematical Review of Laplace Transforms and Matrix AlgebraD Review of Control System Analysis Techniques
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