Understanding Flight, Second Edition

Paperback | September 2, 2009

byDavid W. Anderson, Scott Eberhardt

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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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Discover how planes get--and stay--airborneNow 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 s...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:306 pages, 9.2 × 7.3 × 0.7 inPublished:September 2, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071626964

ISBN - 13:9780071626965

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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