A History of Aerodynamics: And Its Impact on Flying Machines

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, 1997 - Science - 478 pages
1 Review
From the Foreword: 'John Anderson's book represents a milestone in aviation literature. For the first time aviation enthusiasts - both specialists and popular readers alike - possess an authoritative history of aerodynamic theory. Not only is this study authoritative, it is also highly readable and linked to the actual (and more familiar) story of how the airplane evolved. The book touches on all the major theorists and their contributions and, most important, the historical context in which they worked to move the science of aerodynamics forward.' Von Hardesty, Smithsonian Institution From the reviews: 'Something of the unexpected quality of this book can be inferred from its full title A History of Aerodynamics and Its Impact on Flying Machines. Pilots tend to suppose that the science of aerodynamics began empirically, somewhere around the time of Lilienthal and the Wrights, and that aerodynamics and manned flight are roughly coeval. It is therefore surprising to come upon a photograph of the Wright Flyer as late as page 242 of the 478-page volume.' Peter Garrison, Flying 'This book successfully straddles the boundary that separates a text book from a history book. It is of equal interest to both the aerodynamicist and the layman. The textual balance achieved by the author has resulted in a book that is enjoyable and educational.' Earl See, American Aviation Historical Society Newsletter
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Excellent work by John David. The reader gets a very good idea about the imaginations and the efforts that have gone into the study of Aerodynamics by many great scientists, and their contributions over the years. hank you for your work.
Don Nihal Jayasinghe

Contents

IV
3
V
5
VI
10
VII
11
VIII
14
IX
15
X
17
XI
19
LXII
256
LXIII
257
LXIV
260
LXV
261
LXVI
267
LXVII
268
LXVIII
282
LXIX
292

XII
21
XIII
27
XIV
28
XV
29
XVI
32
XVII
35
XVIII
38
XIX
40
XX
41
XXI
43
XXII
46
XXIII
49
XXIV
52
XXV
62
XXVI
64
XXVII
79
XXVIII
80
XXIX
82
XXX
87
XXXI
88
XXXII
93
XXXIII
94
XXXIV
100
XXXV
107
XXXVI
109
XXXVII
114
XXXVIII
115
XXXIX
119
XL
125
XLI
126
XLII
130
XLIII
138
XLV
155
XLVI
164
XLVII
181
XLVIII
188
XLIX
192
LI
201
LII
205
LIII
216
LIV
229
LV
234
LVI
235
LVII
239
LVIII
242
LIX
244
LX
247
LXI
251
LXX
294
LXXI
296
LXXII
304
LXXIII
312
LXXIV
314
LXXV
319
LXXVI
320
LXXVII
321
LXXVIII
328
LXXIX
330
LXXX
342
LXXXI
352
LXXXII
353
LXXXIII
355
LXXXIV
370
LXXXV
372
LXXXVI
373
LXXXVII
382
LXXXVIII
387
LXXXIX
388
XC
390
XCI
394
XCII
400
XCIII
403
XCIV
408
XCV
410
XCVI
411
XCVII
413
XCVIII
417
XCIX
423
C
428
CI
431
CII
434
CIII
437
CIV
447
CV
449
CVI
451
CVII
453
CVIII
454
CIX
456
CX
458
CXI
459
CXII
460
CXIII
462
CXIV
464
CXV
473
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information