Flight & Aerodynamics

Flight is the process by which an object achieves sustained movement either through the air (or movement beyond earth's atmosphere, in the case of spaceflight) by aerodynamically generating lift, propulsive thrust or aerostatically using buoyancy.

Aerodynamics is a branch of dynamics concerned with studying the motion of air, particularly when it interacts with a moving object. Aerodynamics is closely related to fluid dynamics and gas dynamics, with much theory shared between them. Understanding the motion of air (often called a flow field) around an object enables the calculation of forces and moments acting on the object. Typical properties calculated for a flow field include velocity, pressure, density and temperature as a function of position and time. The use of aerodynamics through mathematical analysis, empirical approximation and wind tunnel experimentation form the scientific basis for heavier-than-air flight.

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Discoveries: Flight
by Donald Lopez, consulting editor
2003rd edition from Barnes & Noble
for 3rd-6th grade
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Young Discoverers
by David Glover
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Kingfisher Flight
by Ian Graham
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for 3rd-6th grade
in Flight & Aerodynamics (Location: SCI-PHYFA)
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Signposts Aloft DVD
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Story of Flight
by Mary Lee Settle
from Unknown Publisher
for 4th-7th grade
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