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Fundamentals of Aerodynamics (Anderson) [Hardcover]

by John Anderson
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February 12, 2010 0073398101 978-0073398105 5

In keeping with its bestselling previous editions, Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, Fifth Edition by John Anderson, offers the most readable, interesting, and up-to-date overview of aerodynamics to be found in any text.

The classic organization of the text has been preserved, as is its successful pedagogical features: chapter roadmaps, preview boxes, design boxes and summary section. Although fundamentals do not usually change over time, applications do and so various detailed content is modernized, and existing figures are replaced with modern data and illustrations. Historical topics, carefully developed examples, numerous illustrations, and a wide selection of chapter problems are found throughout the text to motivate and challenge students of aerodynamics.

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About the Author

John D. Anderson, Jr. is the Curator of Aerodynamics at the National Air & Space Museum Smithsonian Institute and Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland.

Product Details

  • Series: Anderson
  • Hardcover: 1152 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 5 edition (February 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073398101
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073398105
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book January 15, 2012
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I was not looking forward to going into AE 202 (Low Speed Aerodynamics) at Georgia Tech. I was expecting hard work and confusion and, at first, that's exactly what I got. I was completely lost; that is until I started reading this book more carefully. I was scared going into the first test, but I started studying and re-reading the first few sections, and everything became as clear as day. I went through the same process for the second test, and by the final I felt like I was a master of incompressible flow, entirely thanks to this book.
Make no mistake, though, this book covers flows in the entire range of Mach numbers. I skimmed through chapters on supersonic and even hypersonic flow, and I was more than impressed. The book explains the fundamental science behind fluid flow, as well as applications to aerospace vehicles.
While my professor went away from this book to treat viscous flows, I found these chapters to be more than helpful. Since it is just an introductory book, it only treats a subset of flow solutions, like Couette flow and Blasius solutions, but it does provide enough references to guide you towards more advanced concepts. Because of this book, I now have a keen interest in aerodynamics. I highly recommend it for any aerospace or mechanical engineer, or any scientific mind who want to learn more about the fundamentals of fluid flow.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This is probably as good as it gets when it comes to aerospace reading material. Very easy to read and understand. This book is very well organized, and helps you to understand the relevance of each topic. It takes you by the hand and nicely walks you though complicated concepts like it wasn't rocket science.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must-have for aerospace engineers August 2, 2013
By Brian
I am currently working on a BS and MS in aerospace engineering as well as doing research on aerodynamics at a major company. This book is a necessity for any aerospace major or anyone else working/studying in the field. It provides fantastic introductory material as well as some advanced topics and is also a great reference in the workplace. It is well-written and easy to understand as well as actually being very interesting as far as textbooks go.

I buy very few textbooks, I don't think that most of them are worth the money. But Fundamentals of Aerodynamics has paid for itself many times over and I really cannot emphasize enough how great this book is.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fundamentals of Aerodynamics April 17, 2013
By Fabian
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This is, in my opinion, one of the best aerodynamics books for aeronautical engineering students, expensive...but it worth ir very much
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Explainations withheld December 31, 2012
By Eric F.
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This book is jam packed with a truck load of information, however it's very rarely explained, and the samples are few and far between, roughly one for every 10 formulae. Also, the numerical symbology is consistent, however if you forgot what 'theta' represents, you'll be looking for a while to find its reference again. The appendices are difficult to follow if you're without prior knowledge of how they interact. The book is very thoroughly researched, but isn't a good platform to understand the subject
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book ! November 16, 2012
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It is a book to learn and enjoy.
Any person without knowledge of aerodynamics or fluid mechanics can understand and follow the explanation of the issues.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well done June 29, 2011
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I used this book for a course at my junior year at college and I really enjoyed it. it is the first and hopefully not the last college textbook that i truly enjoy it when reading, its easy to follow up and understand what is written there.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read March 8, 2014
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I bought this book because I am fascinated by the complexity of aerodynamics. As a novice, this book goes into quite a bit of detail and satisfied my desires.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An extraordinary book
I read previous reviews before I bought this book. I agree wholeheartedly with those good reviews. I intend to use this book in my Mechanical Engineering class. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Professor
5.0 out of 5 stars RIGHT ON TIME!
Great price. Great Condition (looks brand new). AND THE MOST IMPORTANT for me was that it arrived right on time. Wish they would have offered all my books. :)
Published 3 months ago by Callie Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This book is extremely helpful for my Low-Speed Aerodynamics class. It's a great investment because it also includes compressible flows, which is covered in a High-Speed... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Viet
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book
This book is just so has everything that are required for an aeronautical student to build a good base
Published 7 months ago by bimal subedi
1.0 out of 5 stars BUYER BEWARE!
The book was not as advertised. I ordered hard cover and received paperback. The edition was not correct, the ISBN number was blacked-out and it arrived poorly packed. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Gina
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but Expensive
Well written and comprehensive review of basic fluid dynamics. Excellent examples and illustrations. Read more
Published 9 months ago by RR
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD BOOK
This book is really riveting; there is a lot of subtle symbolism and the plots and social commentary really tells a lot about the time period this was written.
Published 13 months ago by Hyundee
3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version does not work on Kindle Iphone App or Kindle Online
Notice: The Kindle version of this book is not compatible with Kindle Iphone App and not compatible with Kindle online computer use. Read more
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