Developed for humanities students at yale and intended for the general reader interested in flight this book is about aerodynamics in the broadest sense to put the science into its social context the author describes with many illustrations the history of human attempts to fly and discusses. The answer of course lies in the wings and in the air they are moving through the study of this flow of air is part of the science of aerodynamics this book is about aerodynamics in the broadest sense in addition to airplanes it discusses the aerodynamics of cars and birds and the motion of other diverse objects through air and water. The underlying science is discussed rigorously but only elementary mathematics is used and only occasionally to put the science into its human context the author describes with many illustrations the history of human attempts to fly and discusses the social impact of commercial aviation as well as the outlook for future developments. How can an airplane weighing many tons stay aloft for many hours flying so smoothly that the . This option allows users to search by publication volume and page selecting this option will search the current publication in context selecting this option will search all publications across the scitation platform selecting this option will search all publications for the publisher society in context
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