What are the best resources for aerospace engineering students?

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    #1Flight Stability and Automatic Control (2nd Edition)

    Flight Stability and Automatic Control (2nd Edition)

    Flight Stability and Automatic Control (2nd Edition) is an engineering textbook by Robert C. Nelson. Published in 1997, the book presents an integrated treatment of aircraft stability, flight control, and autopilot design.

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    Justin May
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "For all those engineering lovers like myself that do not have the talent to build things, you will really enjoy this book! Robert C. Nelson is very thorough in his depictions of aircraft, the ability to control flight in the air, and the different designs of a cockpit."
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    #2Foundations of Aerodynamics: Bases of Aerodynamic Design

    Foundations of Aerodynamics: Bases of Aerodynamic Design

    Foundations of Aerodynamics: Bases of Aerodynamic Design is an engineering textbook by Arnold Martin Kuethe, Chuen-Yen Chow. It was published in 1997 by Wiley. The book contains numerous updates on vector manipulations, among others.

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    Gregorio Garduño
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "If you are really into machinery this will be a very interesting book for you. It has all the know how of aerodynamics and how they operate."
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    #3Introduction to Flight

    Introduction to Flight

    Introduction to Flight is an engineering textbook written by John D. Anderson Jr. It covers the history of flight and offers new developments in this field. The book is included in the Mcgraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering.

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    Joseph Carlson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Introduction to Flight is a great resource for aerospace engineering because it covers the history of flying and the engineering that goes with it."
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    #4Compressible Fluid Flow

    Compressible Fluid Flow

    Compressible Fluid Flow is an engineering textbook written by Patrick H. Oosthuizen. It covers the fundamentals, applications, hypersonic flow, and aerodynamic heating. It was published in 1997 by McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math.

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    Jack Gonzales
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is the second textbook by Oosthuizen that I've used and it provides a good and comprehensive introduction to 1-D compressible fluid flow. Oosthuizen develops all of the fundamental equations in a straight forward manner and there are a sufficient number of worked examples that are oriented towards applications in other fields of engineering, not just aerodynamics. Each flow regime is developed separately to facilitate the student's comprehension of the subject starting with isentropic flow, then developing normal, oblique shock theory, and expansion waves, followed by flows with: variable area, friction, and then heat addition before applying these concepts to more complex flow regimes. There is an introduction to 2-D flow, hypersonic flow, and numerical applications. Compressible flow tables for air are provided as appendices. Be careful using the software as it has been reported that there are some errors in it and some of the examples are incorrect: e.g. E 10.6 which incorrectly assumes dA is constant."
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    #5Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion (2nd Edition)

    Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion (2nd Edition)

    Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion is an engineering textbook written by Philip Hill and Carl Peterson. It aims to give mechanical and aeronautical engineering students an understanding of aircraft and spacecraft propulsion.

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    Sara Flores
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion (2nd Edition) is one of the better resources for aerospace engineering students as it provides you with what you need to know. I used this book for school and it definitely helped me learn what I needed to learn for aerospace engineering. "
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    #6Fundamentals of Aerodynamics (Fourth Edition)

    Fundamentals of Aerodynamics (Fourth Edition)
    Fundamentals of Aerodynamics (Fourth Edition) is an engineering textbook by John D. Anderson Jr. The book is part of the Mcgraw-Hill Series in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering. It was published in 2005 by McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
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    Jordan Walsh
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Fundamentals of Aerodynamics (Fourth Edition) is an engineering textbook by John D. Anderson Jr. Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, offers one of the most readable, interesting, and up-to-date overview of aerodynamics to be found in any text"
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    #7Aircraft Performance & Design

    Aircraft Performance & Design

    Aircraft Performance and Design is an engineering textbook by John D. Anderson. It offers improved aircraft performance techniques that are applied to real airplanes. The book was originally published in 1998 by McGraw-Hill Education.

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    Fernando Cázares
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a beginner-level textbook outlining general airplane building dynamics and principles. Not very useful for a student that is years into their program."
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    #8System Dynamics

    System Dynamics

    System Dynamics is an engineering textbook by William Palm. It is designed for Mechanical, Aerospace and Electrical Engineering students, and for practicing engineers. It was first published in 2004.

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    Chao Liu
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is good as a supplemental resource, but it's left wanting when it comes to examples (which are outdated) and practical, real world usage. But I found it to be just fine for a secondary reference."
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    #9Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight

    Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight
    Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight is an engineering textbook by Bernard Etkin. It focuses on the dynamics of atmospheric flight focuses especially on the stability and control of airplanes. It was published in 1972.
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    Sara Washington
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I used the dynamics of atomspheric flight as I was going through college and it helped me out a ton. It wasn't even required material I just picked it up to help me with my studies!"
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    #10Robots (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

    Robots (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

    Robots (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) is an Engineering reference book written by John M. Jordan. It was published October 14, 2016 by The MIT Press.

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    Shreyas Jaiteley
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The product description provides a worthwhile evaluation of this book. It does what it says it will do. If you want something more technical, you’ll have to look elsewhere. I do tend to disagree with Jordan that roboticists are making too many decisions and the public is being left out. I largely disagree in that the market will provide the feedback he wants to see; even with government decisions. What I see missing from this discussion, and most such discussions on the topic, is how robots will affect humans. A little comes at the end with descriptions of how robots become companions of people, but the deeper implications of this side of the equation are not explored."
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