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Written by one of the most succesful aerospace authors, this new book develops aircraft performance techniques from first principles and applies then to real airplanes. It also address a philosophy of, and techniques for aircraft design. By developing and discussing these two subjects in a single text, the author captures a degree of synergism not found in other texts. The book is written in a conversational style, a trademark of all of John Anderson's texts, to enhance the readers' understanding.
Table of Contents
I Preliminary Considertions
1 The Evolution of the Airplane and its Performance: A Short History
2 Aerodynamics of the Airplane: The Drag Polar
3 Some Propulsion Characteristics
II Airplane Performance
4 The Equations of Motion
5 Airplane Performance: Steady Flight
6 Airplane Performance: Accelerated Flight
III Airplane Design
7 The Philosphy of Airplane Design
8 Design of a Propeller-Driven Airplane
9 Design of Jet-Propelled Airplanes
A Standard Altitude Table (SI Units)
B Standard Altitude Table (English Engineering Units)