Introduction to Flight

Introduction to Flight

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By John Anderson

  • Copyright: 2012

  • Publication Date: March 7, 2011

  • ISBN 10: 0073380245

  • ISBN 13: 9780073380247

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Noted for its highly readable style, the new edition of this bestseller provides an updated overview of aeronautical and aerospace engineering. Introduction to Flight blends history and biography with discussion of engineering concepts, and shows the development of flight through this perspective.

Anderson covers new developments in flight, including unmanned aerial vehicles, uninhabited combat aerial vehicles, and applications of CFD in aircraft design. Many new and revised problems have been added in this edition. Chapter learning features help readers follow the text discussion while highlighting key engineering and industry applications.

  • Language: English

  • Imprint: WCB/McGraw-Hill

  • Dimension: 7.5 x 9.4 IN

  • Page Count: 944

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Introduction to Flight 7e

Chapter 1: The First Aeronautical Engineers

Chapter 2: Fundamental Thoughts

Chapter 3: The Standard Atmosphere

Chapter 4: Basic Aerodynamics

Chapter 5

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Introduction to Flight 7e

Chapter 1: The First Aeronautical Engineers

Chapter 2: Fundamental Thoughts

Chapter 3: The Standard Atmosphere

Chapter 4: Basic Aerodynamics

Chapter 5: Airfoils, Wings, and Other Aerodynamics Shapes

Chapter 6: Elements of Airplane Performance

Chapter 7: Principles of Stability and Control

Chapter 8: Space Flight (Astronautics)

Chapter 9: Propulsion

Chapter 10: Hypersonic Vehicles

Appendix A Standard Atmosphere, SI Units

Appendix B Standard Atmosphere, English Engineering Units

Appendix C Symbols and Conversion Factors

Appendix D Airfoil Data

New Features

  • More UAV & MAV Coverage New section added on the design of Micro Air Vehicles and expanded coverage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
  • New Homework Problems as well as updated homework problems are found throughout the text. The accompanying sketches and diagrams are also updated to represent the latest changes in technology and industry standards.

Key Features

  • Historical Anecdotes are added into the book, based on his studies and work at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the Udvar-Hazy Center.
  • Outstanding Text Organization makes it easy for students to learn. Preview boxes at the beginning of each chapter, chapter opening roadmaps highlighting the goals of each chapter, more worked examples, and expanded end-of-chapter summaries format the text in a way that enhances student learning.
  • Companion Website includes solutions manual and text images www.mhhe.com/anderson
  • e-Book Option To purchase an electronic eBook version of this title visit www.CourseSmart.com (ISBN 9780077352929). With the CourseSmart eTextbook version of this title, students can save money, reduce their impact on the environment, and access powerful web tools for learning. Faculty can also review and compare the full text online without having to wait for a print desk copy.

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New Features

  • More UAV & MAV Coverage New section added on the design of Micro Air Vehicles and expanded coverage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
  • New Homework Problems as well as updated homework problems are found throughout the text. The accompanying sketches and diagrams are also updated to represent the latest changes in technology and industry standards.

Key Features

  • Historical Anecdotes are added into the book, based on his studies and work at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the Udvar-Hazy Center.
  • Outstanding Text Organization makes it easy for students to learn. Preview boxes at the beginning of each chapter, chapter opening roadmaps highlighting the goals of each chapter, more worked examples, and expanded end-of-chapter summaries format the text in a way that enhances student learning.
  • Companion Website includes solutions manual and text images www.mhhe.com/anderson
  • e-Book Option To purchase an electronic eBook version of this title visit www.CourseSmart.com (ISBN 9780077352929). With the CourseSmart eTextbook version of this title, students can save money, reduce their impact on the environment, and access powerful web tools for learning. Faculty can also review and compare the full text online without having to wait for a print desk copy.

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About the Authors

John Anderson

John D. Anderson, Jr., was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on October 1, 1937. He attended the University of Florida, graduating in 1959 with high honors and a bachelor of aeronautical engineering degree. From 1959 to 1962, he was a lieutenant and task scientist at the Aerospace Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. From 1962 to 1966, he attended the Ohio State University under the National Science Foundation and NASA Fellowships, graduating with a Ph.D. in aeronautical and astronautical engineering. In 1966, he joined the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory as Chief of the Hypersonics Group. In 1973, he became Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, and since 1980 has been professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. In 1982, he was designated a Distinguished Scholar/Teacher by the University. During 1986–1987, while on sabbatical from the University, Dr. Anderson occupied the Charles Lindbergh Chair at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. He continued with the Air and Space Museum one day each week as their Special Assistant for Aerodynamics, doing research and writing on the history of aerodynamics. In addition to his position as professor of aerospace engineering, in 1993, he was made a full faculty member of the Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science and in 1996 an affiliate member of the History Department at the University of Maryland. In 1996, he became the Glenn L. Martin Distinguished Professor for Education in Aerospace Engineering. In 1999, he retired from the University of Maryland and was appointed Professor Emeritus. He is currently the Curator for Aerodynamics at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Dr. Anderson has published 10 books: Gasdynamic Lasers: An Introduction, Academic Press (1976), and under McGraw-Hill, Introduction to Flight (1978, 1984, 1989, 2000, 2005, 2008), Modern Compressible Flow (1982, 1990, 2003), Fundamentals of Aerodynamics (1984, 1991, 2001, 2007), Hypersonic and High Temperature Gas Dynamics (1989), Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Basics with Applications (1995), Aircraft Performance and Design (1999), A History of Aerodynamics and Its Impact on Flying Machines, Cambridge University Press (1997 hardback, 1998 paperback), The Airplane: A History of Its Technology, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2003), and Inventing Flight, Johns Hopkins University Press (2004). He is the author of over 120 papers on radiative gasdynamics, reentry aerothermodynamics, gasdynamic and chemical lasers, computational fluid dynamics, applied aerodynamics, hypersonic flow, and the history of aeronautics. Dr. Anderson is in Who’s Who in America. He is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He is also a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, London. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, The American Society for Engineering Education, the History of Science Society, and the Society for the History of Technology. In 1988, he was elected as Vice President of the AIAA for Education. In 1989, he was awarded the John Leland Atwood Award jointly by the American Society for Engineering Education and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics “for the lasting influence of his recent contributions to aerospace engineering education.” In 1995, he was awarded the AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award “for writing undergraduate and graduate textbooks in aerospace engineering which have received worldwide acclaim for their readability and clarity of presentation, including historical content.” In 1996, he was elected Vice President of the AIAA for Publications. He has recently been honored by the AIAA with its 2000 von Karman Lectureship in Astronautics.

From 1987 to the present, Dr. Anderson has been the senior consulting editor on the McGraw-Hill Series in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.