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A history of aerodynamics and its impact on flying machines

Author: John David Anderson
Publisher: New York ; London : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge aerospace series, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Authoritative, highly readable history of aerodynamics and the major theorists and their contributions.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John David Anderson
ISBN: 0521454352 9780521454353
OCLC Number: 228667184
Description: xii, 478 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I. The Incubation Phase: 1. Aerodynamics - what is it?; 2. The prehistory of aerodynamics - from antiquity to Da Vinci; 3. The dawn of aerodynamic thought - to George Cayley and the concept of the modern airplane configuration; Part II. The Infancy of Aerodynamics and Some Growing Pains: 4. The infancy of aerodynamics - to Lilienthal and Langley; Part III. Aerodynamics Comes of Age: 5. Applied aerodynamics comes of age: the Wright brothers; 6. Theoretical aerodynamics comes of age: the circulation theory of lift, and boundary layer theory; Part IV. Twentieth-Century Aerodynamics: 7. Aerodynamics in the age of strut-and-wire biplanes; 8. Aerodynamics in the age of mature propellor-driven airplanes; 9. Aerodynamics in the age of the jet airplane; Epilogue.
Series Title: Cambridge aerospace series, 8.
Responsibility: John D. Anderson, Jr.

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