- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill; 2nd edition (March 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071577475
- ISBN-13: 978-0071577472
- Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.3 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 39 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,523,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics 2nd Edition
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H.C. Smith has a unique gift of explaining a complex topic in the most comprehensible way possible. The author assumes no previous knowledge about the subject of Aerodynamics from the reader. He introduces each topic by discussing the fundamentals first and then goes on to discuss the topic in increasing detail. Comprehensive matters become clear, through “piece by piece” explanation.
As a pilot, I have previously studied Aerodynamics. Doing advanced aviation training, I chose this book to get a deeper understanding. It not only significantly increased my “book” knowledge about Aerodynamics, yet also fostered a deep understanding. As an extra, it was simply pleasurable to read.
I can recommend this excellent book to anybody, who is interested in Aerodynamics to any extent. Within only 300 pages, a remarkable level of complexity is discussed in a very comprehensible manner.
It is books like these, that illustrate pilots the effects of their actions, and contribute to safer skies!
The layout of the book makes sense. The book includes many examples along with thorough explanations of these examples. (He also gives many interesting anecdotal comments.) Additionally, the author's handling of the material is simple, but not so basic that one cannot get a full understanding of aerodynamic forces acting on an airplane and on the structures than comprise the vehicle.
This book is a very useful reference for understanding aerodynamic forces and how these forces can be determined and predicted.
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Highly recommend for pilots eager to learn!