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Introduction to Flight Hardcover – September 1, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0071092821 ISBN-10: 007109282X Edition: 4th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 784 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 4 edition (September 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007109282X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071092821
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #657,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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The maths is there to convey principles, without losing the reader in a myriad of detail.
Keith Heale
Even in my upper class aerospace engineering courses I have found this book to be a GREAT help explaining the basics in a simple, methodical way.
"kisalynn"
Its a great book and the author is one of those types that can write complex topics in a rambling conversational style.
Raghuram Krishnaswamy

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By "kisalynn" on February 7, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Anyone interested in learning the fundamentals in aerodynamics, aircraft design and aircraft control (as well as some astrodynamics) should have this book. Even in my upper class aerospace engineering courses I have found this book to be a GREAT help explaining the basics in a simple, methodical way.
The equation derivations included in the book are essential for a complete understanding of the material. Some basic calculus skills are needed, but anyone interested in engineering should have that anyway. The Appendix and Atmospheric Tables in the back of the book are also a great reference. The book also includes a historical point of view, essential to understanding why planes look the way they do today. This book is written in a style similar to his lectures, using everyday language and vocabulary.
Dr. Anderson is an incredible professor and author--making even the most complicated of subjects easy to understand.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Keith Heale on January 31, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This truly is a gem of a book for the general reader with an intelligent interest in matters aeronautical, as well as the beginning student in aero engineering. It does not plumb the depths of the subject - there are other books (including ones by the same author) which do that. But it covers a huge scope, from aerodynamic fundamentals, through aircraft characteristics and performance, to propulsion systems, and a little about structures and materials. Supersonic and hypersonic flight are included. The treatment is quantitative (there are lots of equations), but in a simplified form and at a level which should be comprehensible to anyone with high-school mathematics. The maths is there to convey principles, without losing the reader in a myriad of detail. Three things which make this book stand out are the clear, approachable style of the author, the fascinating historical perspectives which are sprinkled throughout the book, and the illustrative "design boxes".
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 8, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I am an aerospace engineer, but also appreciate books which can explain the complex in clear and interesting language. If you want a good introduction into aerodynamics and the history of flight, this is it. Anderson will "trick" you into learning this complex subject because of his talent for explaining and teaching.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Todd Parker on May 18, 2004
Format: Paperback
I have read several texts on the fundamentals of aerodynamics and flight. This book is by far the best at clarity of explanation with the right mixture of mathematics and applications. The math is enough to educate you on the fundamentals without burying you in endless derivations without giving you the answer to "what does it all mean". When you are done reading it, you will know the theory, the application, and the historical significance. I wish this had been the text I picked up first.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "jstarko3" on January 6, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is not only insightful and helpful in the realm of Aerodynamics, and gas dynamics, but is easily applicable to any type of engineering necessary. I myself am a studying Aerospace Engineer, and I found that this book was a good "jump start" to that field of work. Easily understandable, yet not "Basic" This book is a must have for anyone interested in Aerodynamics. Do not think that because this book is titled, "INTRODUCTION" it is basic!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Brilla on January 13, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
all of my rocket scientist friends (literally rocket scientists!) say this is the best, bar none, intro to Aero book on the planet.
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