Название: The physics of flight
Автор: Alfred Lande
Издательство: Reinhold Publishing Corporation
Формат: PDF в RAR
Размер: 22,2 Мб
Для сайта: eKnigi.org
When looking for a textbook on aerodynamics of the airplane for students after their first year of college physics and algebra, the author found a certain gap between elementary introductions and more advanced representations which require a full knowledge of calculus. The present book tries to fill this gap by including Reynolds' law of similarity, the vortex theory of induced drag, and the mechanics of the gyroscope. Л reader looking for integral signs will find only a few of them with proper explanations on the spot. Differential calculus has been used outside the text only in some footnotes for the convenience of more advanced readers. On the other hand we have omitted the characteristic curves of special wing types and other subjects of less general interest in favor of a discussion of unconventional aircraft, in particular the autogyro, the helicopter, the jet plane, and the robot bomb.