What Makes Airplanes Fly?: History, Science, and Applications of Aerodynamics (Paperback)
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What Makes Airplanes Fly?: History, Science, and Applications of Aerodynamics (Paperback)

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Paperback 260 Pages / Published: 28/09/2011
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Dealing with aerodynamics in the broadest sense, this book discusses, in addition to aeroplanes, the aerodynamics of cars and birds, and the motion of diverse objects through air and water. The fundamental notions of mechanics and fluid dynamics are clearly explained, while the underlying science is discussed rigorously, but using only elementary mathematics, and then only occasionally. To put the science into its human context, the author describes -- with many illustrations -- the history of human attempts to fly and discusses the social impact of commercial aviation as well as the outlook for future developments. This new edition has been brought up to date throughout; solutions to selected exercises have been added, as have new problems and other study aids.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781461274742
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 235 x 191 x 14 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 1997. Softcover reprint of the origin


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"Peter Wegener has written the perfect book for those of us who nurse some doubts to our understanding of what makes airplanes fly ... The volume is filled with clear and useful examples that illustrate the essential concepts ... [Anyone] who has ever tried to explain the principles of flight to a spouse or child without resorting to a blackboard full of equations will appreciate What Makes Airplanes Fly? Take heart! The author proves it can be done." American Journal of Physics

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