Название: The aeroplane. A concise scientific study
Автор: Arthur Fage
Издательство: London, C. Griffin & Company, Limited
Размер: 22 Мб
Для сайта: eKnigi.org
This book has been written to meet the requirements of engineers who are desirous of an introduction to the study of aeronautics. The fundamental principles of mechanics are unalterable, although the many interpretations and practical applications of such laws are the fruit of scientific labour. The new science of aeronautics, which has necessitated a fuller understanding of the dynamics of the air, must now be regarded as a branch of engineering, although each step forward into the realm of aeronautical research seems but to reveal an everincreasing unexplored region. The many unsound theories often advanced by well-intentioned people, who have had little opportunity to traverse the paths of aeronautical research, rather tend to confuse a new reader. The reports of the several aeronautical laboratories have been drawn upon in the preparation of this book, and, as far as possible, no controversial matter has been discussed. Moreover, sketches and descriptions of aeroplane construction, which are of minor importance compared with a full understanding of the underlying principles of aeronautics, have only been considered briefly. The author is greatly indebted to Mr L. Bairstow of the National Physical Laboratory for his helpful criticism and encouragement, and to Mr A. Landells, who kindly assisted in the laborious task of reading the proofs.