Understanding Flight

Understanding Flight

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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 materialsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 186 x 230 x 18mm | 559.99g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • ill
  • 0071626964
  • 9780071626965
  • 212,034

About David W. Anderson

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.show more

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 Indexshow more