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The Vortex and The Jet: A Journey into the Beauty and Mystery of Flight
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  • Title: The Vortex and The Jet: A Journey into the Beauty and Mystery of Flight
  • Author(s) Reiner Decher
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. (February 26, 2022); eBook (Creative Commons Licensed)
  • License(s): CC BY 4.0
  • Hardcover/Paperback: 192 pages
  • eBook: PDF and ePub
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10/ASIN: 9811680302
  • ISBN-13: 978-9811680304
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Book Description

Gives great introduction to the inner working of the modern jet engine. Explains the airflow phenomena for the lay reader.

This open access book is an introduction for the lay reader to understand the basics of flight. The exposure is to the mysteries of lift generation by wings and the basic function of the jet propulsion engine. The text relies on simple descriptions of the physics of air flow without unduly involving mathematics. The text is richly illustrated with sketches and photographs to enrich verbal descriptions.

The book takes the viewpoint that a reader does not have a background in the engineering of airplane components but is interested in the subject. The description is in terms of easy-to-understand terminology, occasional use of humor, references to everyday experiences, and occasionally to an algebraic relationship when that is unavoidable.

About the Authors
  • Reiner Decher is ​Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, Seattle WA USA (Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics).
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