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By Tracy Irons-Georges

This set offers an impressively large variety of knowledge on greater than three hundred medical and ancient subject matters with regards to the sphere of aviation. cognizance is given to all different types and kinds of civil and army airplane, ideas of aerodynamics, and mechanical and technical points of flying. along with traditional themes one may go together with a source dedicated to flight and aviation, a few unforeseen entries, absolute to pique the reader, comprise Animal flight, luggage dealing with and laws, Bermuda Triangle, Paper airplanes, "Vomit Comet," Whirly-Girls, and Wing-walking. suitable biographies of pioneers in aviation and profiles of significant airways are integrated. info is present via September 2001.

Alphabetically prepared entries--varying in size from numerous paragraphs to numerous pages--begin with a short definition of the subject and its importance to aviation, with dates provided whilst appropriate. All entries are signed and followed through annotated bibliographies and cross-references. each one quantity has an inventory of issues present in that individual quantity and set indexes, one alphabetical and one who teams entries by means of class. quantity three features a plethora of supplemental info, together with a bibliography; a listing of websites; directories of North American flight faculties, education facilities, and museums; and lists of overseas airports, schedule carriers, and aircraft varieties. time traces list occasions in aviation background and air mess ups from 1785 to 2001.

This complete reference resource will be a useful addition to public and educational libraries. excessive faculties may possibly give some thought to it, reckoning on their curricular wishes and budgetary restraints.

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As military aircraft contracts forced manufacturers into hard-fought competition, America’s missile program gradually came to represent a larger share of the industry’s production. Between 1956 and 1961, airframe companies increased the percentage of missiles within their military business from 5 percent to 44 percent. In missile technology, many of the same manufacturers that dominated aircraft production also took a leading role in missile development, but companies such as TRW and Morton Thiokol made significant contributions to the industry.

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Increasing airspeed sees supersonic flow evolving into hypersonic flow at about five times the speed of sound. Difficulty in the analysis of airflow has additionally resulted in airflows being divided into viscous flows and inviscid flows, in which the latter are assumed to have no viscosity and are generally much simpler to analyze. The basic principles underlying aircraft flight are well described assuming inviscid flow. Basics The flow of air over a body is governed by the so-called continuity equation and the momentum equations.

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