Hypersonic and High Temperature Gas Dynamics

 
9780070016729: Hypersonic and High Temperature Gas Dynamics

This book is a self-contained text for those students and readers interested in learning hypersonic flow and high-temperature gas dynamics. It assumes no prior familiarity with either subject on the part of the reader. if you have worked and/or are working in these areas, and you want a cohesive presentation of the fundamentals, a development of important theory and techniques, a discussion of the salient results with emphasis on the physical aspects, and a presentation of modern thinking in these areas, then this book is also for you. In other words, this book is designed for two roles: (1) as an effective classroom text which can be used with ease by the instructor, and which can be understood with ease by the student; and (2) as a viable, professional working tool on the desk of all engineers, scientists and managers who have any contact in their jobs with hypersonic and/or high-temperature flow.

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About the Author:

Dr. John Anderson, Jr. received his Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering in 1966 from the Ohio State University. Dr. Anderson served as professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland where he became the Glenn L. Martin Distinguished Professor for Education in Aerospace Engineering. He is an Honorary Fellow of AIAA and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Among his numerous accomplishments, he was awarded the AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award ""for writing textbooks in aerospace engineering which have received worldwide acclaim."" In 1999 he retired from the University of Maryland and was appointed Professor Emeritus. He is currently the Curator for Aerodynamics at the National Air and Space Museum.

Review:

"John Anderson's books are consistently well written. It's an excellent book I'll keep for years to come."

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