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Mechanics of flight

Author: Alfred Cotterill Kermode; R H Barnard; D R Philpott
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson Education, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 12th edView all editions and formats
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This is an ideal introduction to the basic principles of flight for students embarking on courses in aerospace engineering, student pilots, apprentices in the industry and anyone who is simply interested in aircraft and space flight. Written in a straightforward and jargon-free style, this popular classic text makes the fascinating topic of aircraft flight engaging and easy to understand.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Cotterill Kermode; R H Barnard; D R Philpott
ISBN: 9780273773511 0273773518
OCLC Number: 787506703
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 502 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Mechanics --
Chapter 2 Air and airflow --
subsonic speeds --
Chapter 3 Aerofoils --
subsonic speeds --
Chapter 4 Thrust --
Chapter 5 Level flight --
Chapter 6 Gliding, landing and low-speed flight --
Chapter 7 Take-Off and Climb --
Chapter 8 Manoeuvres --
Chapter 9 Stability and control --
Chapter 10 A trial flight --
Chapter 11 Flight at transonic speeds --
Chapter 12 Flight at supersonic speeds --
Chapter 13 Space flight --
Appendixes 1 Aerofoil data --
2 Scale effect and Reynolds Number --
3 Numerical questions --
4 Answers to numerical questions --
5 Answers to non-numerical questions.
Responsibility: A.C. Kermode.

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This is an ideal introduction to the basic principles of flight for students embarking on courses in aerospace engineering, student pilots, apprentices in the industry and anyone who is simply interested in aircraft and space flight. Written in a straightforward and jargon-free style, this popular classic text makes the fascinating topic of aircraft flight engaging and easy to understand.

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