Introduction to Flight

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/19/2015
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Noted for its highly readable style, the new edition of this bestseller provides an updated overview of aeronautical and aerospace engineering. Introduction to Flight blends history and biography with discussion of engineering concepts, and shows the development of flight through this perspective.

Anderson covers new developments in flight, including unmanned aerial vehicles, uninhabited combat aerial vehicles, and applications of CFD in aircraft design. Many new and revised problems have been added in this edition. Chapter learning features help readers follow the text discussion while highlighting key engineering and industry applications.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Flight 8e

Chapter 1: The First Aeronautical Engineers

Chapter 2: Fundamental Thoughts

Chapter 3: The Standard Atmosphere

Chapter 4: Basic Aerodynamics

Chapter 5: Airfoils, Wings, and Other Aerodynamics Shapes

Chapter 6: Elements of Airplane Performance

Chapter 7: Principles of Stability and Control

Chapter 8: Space Flight (Astronautics)

Chapter 9: Propulsion

Chapter 10: Hypersonic Vehicles

Appendix A Standard Atmosphere, SI Units

Appendix B Standard Atmosphere, English Engineering Units

Appendix C Symbols and Conversion Factors

Appendix D Airfoil Data

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