# Understanding Flight

McGraw Hill Professional, 27 dec. 2000 - 320 sidor
The simplest, most intuitive book on the toughest lessons of flight--addresses the science of flying in terms, explanations, and illustrations that make sense to those who most need to understand: those who fly. Debunks long-rooted misconceptions and offers a clear, minimal-math presentation that starts with how airplanes fly and goes on to clarify a diverse range of topics, such as design, propulsion, performance, high-speed flight, and flight testing. Not-to-be missed insights for pilots, instructors, flight students, aeronautical engineering students, and flight enthusiasts.

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### Innehåll

 Airplane nomenclature 1 The four forces 8 Wrapping it up 14 The Coanda effect 21 Does the earth support the airplane? 28 Putting it all together 34 Drag 41 Wings 57
 Power 120 The turbojet 138 Lift is still a reaction force 151 Hypersonic flight 165 Airplane performance 171 Takeoff performance 178 Ceiling 184 Turns 192

 Wing configuration 71 Boundarylayer turbulence 82 Wrapping it up 94 Directional stability 107
 Wrapping it up 199 Misapplications of Bernoullis principle 229 Index 235 Upphovsrätt

### Populära avsnitt

Sidan 118 - Newton's third law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Sidan 19 - Newton's first law states that a body at rest will remain at rest and a body in motion will move at a constant speed in a straight line unless acted , upon by a force . a.
Sidan 231 - This pressure q is defined by its kinetic energy, q = \pV2, where p is the density of the air and V is its velocity.
Sidan 36 - It is equal to the rate at which energy is transferred to the air to produce lift.
Sidan 22 - From Newton's third law we know that there must be an equal and opposite force acting on the glass.
Sidan 232 - Newton's third law says that an equal and opposite force is exerted on the paper.
Sidan 29 - We have said that the lift of a wing is proportional to the amount of air diverted per time, times the vertical velocity of that air.
Sidan 157 - This topic has been covered in Chapter 2 and will not be repeated here. However...

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### Om författaren (2000)

David F. Anderson is a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and a private pilot. Scott Eberhardt is an associate professor in the department of aeronautics and astronautics at the University of Washington. He is also the director of the Kirsten Wind Tunnel and a private pilot.