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Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering

Travis S. Taylor
Format
Book
Published
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2009]
Language
English
ISBN
9781420075281, 1420075284
Related Resources
Table of contents only Contributor biographical information Publisher description
Summary
"Providing the knowledge needed by practicing rocket scientists and engineers, Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering presents the history and basics of rocket theory, design, experimentation, testing, and applications. It covers an array of fields, from advanced mathematics, chemistry, and physics to logistics, systems engineering, and politics." "Taking readers through the process of becoming a rocket scientist or engineer, this book supplies a hands-on understanding of the many facets of rocketry. It provides the ideal foundation for readers to continue on their journey in rocket science and engineering."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • What are rockets?
  • Why are rockets needed?
  • How do rockets work?
  • How do rocket engines work?
  • Are all rockets the same?
  • How do we test rockets?
  • Are we thinking like rocket scientists and engineers?
Description
xiii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (page 297) and index.
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