Introduction to Aerospace Engineering


Basic Principles of Flight

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<p><b>Provides&nbsp;a broad and accessible introduction to the field of aerospace engineering, ideal for semester-long courses&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Aerospace&nbsp;engineering, the field of engineering focused&nbsp;on the development of aircraft and spacecraft, is taught at&nbsp;universities&nbsp;in both&nbsp;dedicated aerospace engineering&nbsp;programs as well as in&nbsp;wider&nbsp;mechanical&nbsp;engineering&nbsp;curriculums&nbsp;around the world-yet&nbsp;accessible&nbsp;introductory textbooks covering all essential areas of the subject are rare. Filling this significant gap in the market,&nbsp;<i>Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Basic Principles of Flight</i>&nbsp;provides&nbsp;beginning&nbsp;students with a strong foundational knowledge of the&nbsp;key&nbsp;concepts they will further explore as they advance through their studies.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Designed to align with the curriculum of a single-semester course, this comprehensive textbook offers a&nbsp;student-friendly&nbsp;presentation&nbsp;that combines&nbsp;the theoretical and&nbsp;practical&nbsp;aspects&nbsp;of&nbsp;aerospace&nbsp;engineering. Clear and concise chapters cover the laws of aerodynamics, pressure, and atmospheric modeling, aircraft configurations, the forces of flight, stability and control, rockets, propulsion, and more.&nbsp;Detailed illustrations,&nbsp;well-defined equations,&nbsp;end-of-chapter summaries, and ample review questions&nbsp;throughout the text&nbsp;ensure students understand the core topics of aerodynamics, propulsion, flight mechanics, and aircraft performance.&nbsp;Drawn&nbsp;from&nbsp;the author&rsquo;s&nbsp;thirty years&rsquo;&nbsp;experience teaching the subject to countless&nbsp;numbers of university&nbsp;students, this much-needed textbook:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Explains basic vocabulary and fundamental aerodynamic concepts&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Describes aircraft configurations, low-speed aerofoils, high-lift devices, and rockets&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Covers essential topics including thrust, propulsion, performance, maneuvers, and&nbsp;stability and control&nbsp;</li> <li>Introduces each topic&nbsp;in&nbsp;a concise and straightforward manner&nbsp;as students are guided through progressively more advanced material&nbsp;</li> <li>Includes access to companion website containing a solutions manual and lecture slides for instructors&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><i>Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Basic Principles of Flight</i>&nbsp;is the perfect “one stop” textbook for&nbsp;instructors, undergraduates,&nbsp;and graduate&nbsp;students in Introduction to Aerospace Engineering or Introduction to Flight courses in Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering programs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>