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.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Flight 6e
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: Flight Vehicle Structures and Materials
Chapter 11: 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
About the Authors
# 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.
# Space Flight (Astronautics) has been expanded.
# Flight Structures and Materials chapter has been expanded.
# New section on the philosophy of airplane design.