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Understanding Flight, Second Edition

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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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 186 x 230 x 18mm | 559.99g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • ill
  • 0071626964
  • 9780071626965
  • 197,995

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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About Scott Eberhardt

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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