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Aerodynamics : selected topics in the light of their historical development

Author: Theodore Von Kármán
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2004.
Series: Dover books on engineering.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charming, reader-friendly chronicle by a famous pioneer in aerodynamic research traces the development of dynamic flight from the time of Newton through the 20th century. Itrecounts struggles of engineers and physicists with problems associated with lift, drag, stability, aeroelasticity, and the sound barrier. 72 figures. 1957 edition.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Von Kármán
ISBN: 0486434850 9780486434858
OCLC Number: 53900531
Notes: Originally published: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1954.
Description: ix, 203 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Aerodynamic Research before the Era of Flight --
II. The Theory of Lift --
III. Theories of Drag and Skin Friction --
IV. Supersonic Aerodynamics --
V. Stability and Aeroelasticity --
VI. From the Propeller to the Space Rocket.
Series Title: Dover books on engineering.
Responsibility: Theodore von Kármán.
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Charming, reader-friendly chronicle by a famous pioneer in aerodynamic research traces the development of dynamic flight from the time of Newton through the 20th century. Itrecounts struggles of engineers and physicists with problems associated with lift, drag, stability, aeroelasticity, and the sound barrier. 72 figures. 1957 edition.

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