About Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
- This is not only a good textbook, but an excellent reference.
- Many engineers simply say “look at Anderson” to find whatever answers you need.
- The book explains the fundamental science behind fluid flow, as well as applications to aerospace vehicles.
- There are lots of examples of real-world design situations and historical backgrounds.
- I highly recommend it for any Aerospace or Mechanical Engineer, or any scientific mind who want to learn more about the fundamentals of fluid flow.
- This book is also recommend by all top universities (like MIT, Stanford, Barkley, Harvard, Oxford etc..) for his students.
- John D. Anderson, Jr. was a Lieutenant and Task Scientist at the Aerospace Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
- From 1962 to 1966, he attended the Ohio State University under the National Science Foundation and NASA Fellowships, graduating with a PhD in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.
- In 1966, he joined the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory as Chief of the Hypersonics Group.
- In 1973, he became Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland.
- 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, Smithsonian Institution.