Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering
Author: Travis S. Taylor
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN: 149877234X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering Book Excerpt:

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering, Second Edition, presents the history and basics of rocket science, and examines design, experimentation, testing, and applications. Exploring how rockets work, the book covers the concepts of thrust, momentum, impulse, and the rocket equation, along with the rocket engine, its components, and the physics involved in the generation of the propulsive force. The text also presents several different types of rocket engines and discusses the testing of rocket components, subsystems, systems, and complete products. The final chapter stresses the importance for rocket scientists and engineers to creatively deal with the complexities of rocketry.

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering
Author: Travis S. Taylor
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2009-02-24
ISBN: 1420075292
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering Book Excerpt:

An overall view of the vast spectrum of 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. The text begins with a discussion on the discovery and development of rockets as well as the basic principles governing rockets and rocket science. It explains why rockets are needed from economic, philosophical, and strategic standpoints and looks at why the physics of the universe forces us to use rockets to complete certain activities. Exploring how rockets work, the author covers the concepts of thrust, momentum, impulse, and the rocket equation, along with the rocket engine, its components, and the physics involved in the generation of the propulsive force. He also presents several different types of rocket engines and discusses the testing of rocket components, subsystems, systems, and complete products. The final chapter stresses the importance of rocket scientists and engineers to think of the unusual, unlikely, and unthinkable when dealing with the complexities of rocketry. Taking students through the process of becoming a rocket scientist or engineer, this text supplies a hands-on understanding of the many facets of rocketry. It provides the ideal foundation for students to continue on their journey in rocket science and engineering.

It s ONLY Rocket Science

It s ONLY Rocket Science
Author: Lucy Rogers
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2008-03-21
ISBN: 038775377X
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s ONLY Rocket Science Book Excerpt:

Most amateur astronomers – and many of those with similar interests but who are not currently practising observers – have only a sketchy understanding of space flight. This book provides an introduction to its mechanics. The beauty of this book, written by an engineer who is also an accomplished science writer, is that it covers the subject comprehensively, and yet is almost entirely descriptive and non-mathematical. It deals with all aspects of space flight, from how to leave the Earth (including the design of the rocket, mission planning, navigation and communication), to life in space and the effects of weightlessness. The book also includes sections describing how an amateur can track satellites and understand their orbital parameters.

Rocket Science

Rocket Science
Author: Mark Denny,Alan McFadzean
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN: 3030280802
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rocket Science Book Excerpt:

This is a book about rocket science: what it is and what it does. From the earliest fireworks to nuclear-powered spacecraft, all you would ever want or need to know about the subject is here, along with a straightforward explanation of how, why and when things work—or sometimes don't. We begin with the history and workings of early terrestrial rocketry before moving onto the main subject of the book: how we get things into space and, on occasion, back again. Entirely math-free, the chapters weave together innumerable anecdotes, real-world examples, and easy walk-throughs to help readers break down the complex physics behind some of humankind’s most amazing feats. Neither a pure textbook nor a populist space travel tome, the book will educate, inform and above all entertain anyone intrigued by rocket science.

Introduction to Rocket Science and Space Exploration

Introduction to Rocket Science and Space Exploration
Author: A. Sivathanu Pillai
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2022-12-30
ISBN: 100082456X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Rocket Science and Space Exploration Book Excerpt:

The growing demand of space services for imaging, mobile communication, global positioning systems and disaster management, life extension of satellites by fueling, space station operations, deflecting incoming asteroids, and reducing debris from orbits, requires reusable rockets. The chapters in the book cover understanding of the universe, history of rockets, space missions, satellites, the principle of rocketry, its design and development, rocket technology, the solar system, the environment and protection of earth, and thoughts on Earth 2.0. Features: Explores the link between universe, space exploration, and rocketry. Discusses topics such as protection of the Earth from asteroids, debris, and global warming. Includes basic methodology to be adopted to design rockets for various applications. Covers use of multi-objective optimisation to realise a system and differences in design philosophies for satellite launch. Examines material on environmental protection of the Earth. This book is aimed at senior undergraduates and professionals in aerospace engineering.

Rocket Science for Babies

Rocket Science for Babies
Author: Chris Ferrie
Publsiher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN: 9781492656258
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rocket Science for Babies Book Excerpt:

Ages 0 to 3 years Rocket Science for Babies by Chris Ferrie is an introduction to aerospace engineering (also known as rocket science). Baby will learn the principles of lift and thrust, the forces responsible for flight. This is the first in a series of books designed to stimulate your baby and introduce them to the world of science. Also coming in May are: Newtonian Physics for Babies General Relativity for Babies Quantum Physics for Babies

An Unconventional Guide To Rocket Science

An Unconventional Guide To Rocket Science
Author: Praveen Thirumurugan
Publsiher: Praveen
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN: 164661741X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Unconventional Guide To Rocket Science Book Excerpt:

Have you ever used the phrase “it isn’t Rocket Science” because something was difficult? Have you ever wondered how these complex rockets work? Ever wanted to learn about rockets but refrained from doing so because you weren’t mathematically inclined? Imagine if one could teach you the principles of Rocket science, without complex Engineering and nearly zero mathematics; fascinating right? “An Unconventional Guide to Rocket Science” follows an unconventional, layman friendly approach to explain the complex concepts of Rocket science, which is easily comprehensible in the first read, even for a non-mathematical person! If you ever wanted to learn and explore the fascinating world of Rocketry in a single place, undoubtedly you’re in the right place!

Rocket Science A Beginner s Guide to the Fundamentals of Spaceflight

Rocket Science  A Beginner   s Guide to the Fundamentals of Spaceflight
Author: Andrew Rader
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN: 153620742X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rocket Science A Beginner s Guide to the Fundamentals of Spaceflight Book Excerpt:

Sometimes it takes a rocket scientist to offer young readers the most engaging introduction to space travel, the solar system, and the universe. Earth’s gravity keeps our feet on the ground, and also prevents us from soaring into space. So how do we explore that vast frontier? We use rockets! Discover how rockets work—from staging to orbits to power generation, from thermal control to navigation and more. Learn how rockets and other spacecraft travel to and explore the moon, Mars, Jupiter, and beyond. Speculate about the future of space exploration—and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. In a guide ideal for aspiring rocket engineers, planetary scientists, and others who love learning about space exploration, Galen Frazer’s distinctive yet accessible illustrations pair perfectly with Andrew Rader’s straightforward text, together taking readers to the edge of our knowledge of space travel.

Design Centered Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

Design Centered Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
Author: Narayanan M Komerath
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN: 9781949335002
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design Centered Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book is the product of a course that was developed to meet a horrifying requirement: introduce Aerospace Engineering a.k.a. Rocket Science to students who are fresh out of high school. Assume no background in Calculus, Graphics, Computing, or College Physics or Chemistry. Well, the Wright Brothers did not have A.E. degrees either, and they flew just fine, in a craft that still amazes designers. Several senior students taking Aircraft Design helped me with the standards that had to be met; a book received as birthday present told me the specifications of a new airliner. Advice at a party on Why First-Year Students Are Different, came in very handy indeed. On the first day, several senior colleagues populated the back row of the auditorium, purportedly to learn but possibly in anticipation of seeing me falling on my face. The students were told that they would be "flying" their own airliner designs inside 6 weeks. Whatever they thought of that, they just smiled. And did it. So can you. Hundreds of aerospace engineers have gone through the decades of course experience that now provide the backdrop of this book. The key is for the learner to have a certain amount of faith that there is a method to what looks like madness. It is undeniable that many students who come through the Introduction course, then and now, do better designs, and demonstrate more comfort in the basic disciplines, than what the Seniors could do in a prior era. Somewhere along the way students got tired of designing transonic airliners, and wanted to go straight into their own supersonic planes and spacecraft - and so they did. There is no magic here: just a simplified explanation of how requirements are laid out, a first "guess" is made, and how that that is used to successively reduce uncertainty about every part of the vehicle and its life-cycle. The rigorous analysis that comes in the various disciplines of aerospace engineering, is glimpsed but not allowed to drown the learner at this stage. If the book succeeds, perhaps it may inspire a designer who will make the next generation of supersonic airliners happen. Among many other dreams that await determined effort to realize them.

Introduction to Laser Science and Engineering

Introduction to Laser Science and Engineering
Author: Travis S. Taylor
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN: 1351713744
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Laser Science and Engineering Book Excerpt:

Introduction to Laser Science and Engineering provides a modern resource for a first course in lasers for both students and professionals. Starting from simple descriptions, this text builds upon them to give a detailed modern physical understanding of the concepts behind light, optical beams and lasers. The coverage starts with the nature of light and the principles of photon absorption and transmission, leading to the amplified and stimulated emission principals governing lasers. The specifics of lasers and their application, safe use and future prospects are then covered, with a wealth of illustrations to provide readers with a visual sense of optical and laser principles.

Choice

Choice
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Academic libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science

Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science
Author: Walter Sierra
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-12-19
ISBN: 1493171240
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science Book Excerpt:

Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science is a series of four closely related books that provide an amplyillustrated, overarching perspective to a broad, nontechnical audience of the entire panorama surrounding the development of rockets, missiles, and space vehicles as we know them today and what the exciting future holds. The books are sequential and form an integrated whole: The Dawn of the Space Age Avoiding Armageddon In Space To Stay The Never-Ending Frontier The Dawn of the Space Age begins with exciting tales of the earliest developers of rudimentary rockets and the deadly battles they fought in China between 228 and 1600 A.D. A historical fiction approach brings longago characters and events to life. Palace intrigues, treachery, and warmongering are interwoven with vivid depictions of courage and bravery to showcase the gradual progression of the science of rocketry from fireworks displays to effective weapons in the battlefield. Readers in the West will learn something about the Eastern mindset, where over half the worlds population lives today. The tremendous achievements of the Wright Brothers Wilbur and Orville in the early 1900s serve as a useful backdrop for showcasing the difficulties in developing completely new technologies for practical use. The Wright Brothers had to go abroad to France before World War I to garner enough support and funding to mature airplane science to the point that the U.S. Army took notice. Building on the Wrights successes, Ludwig Prandtl in Germany and Theodore von Krmn in the United States made pioneering developments in aerodynamics which are crucial to rocket flight. The invention of the airplane inspired early innovators in the 1920s 1930s to lay the foundation for the giant aerospace conglomerates of today; including William Boeing. (Boeing Company), Allan Loughead and Glenn Martin (Lockheed Martin), Jack Northrop and Leroy Grumman (Northrop Grumman), James McDonnell and Donald Douglas (McDonnellDouglas). These stalwarts were very foresighted and willing to take calculated risks. The ingenious Dr. Robert Goddard, inventor of the modern rocket, developed a sound theory and conducted pioneering flight tests in the 1920s - 1930s, while overcoming many failures. However, Goddards rockets were not taken seriously enough in the United States to enable the development of practical missiles and launch vehicles. But Germany sure took notice. World War II gave the biggest impetus ever to advancing rocket science and related technologies. The Nazi war machine funded Dr. Wernher von Braun and his cohorts to develop rocketdriven weapons such as the V1 and V2 which killed thousands during World War II. Fortunately for America, von Braun and key members of his team decided to seek asylum in the United States when the war ended. Now the country took up the engineering of rockets in earnest. Von Braun went on to lead the American space program during the crucial decades of the 1950s 1960s. He did more to advance missiles, rockets, spaceflight, and enable manned landings on the moon than anybody else in America. Six astronauts flew solo on six Project Mercury flights (19611963). Three of them joined another 13 astronauts to orbit Earth on 10 twoperson Project Gemini flights (19651966). Without a single failure. The Soviet Union captured their fair share of German rocketeers, including the influential Helmut Grttrup. They learned everything possible from the German expatriates. Then they cast the Germans aside and undertook rocket and missile development using indigenous experts like Sergei Korolyov and Valentin Glushko. Like von Braun, Korolyov was ingenious in his own right, and led the development of Soviet rocket science until his untimely death in January 1966. Engineers and scientists are todays unsung heroes. They work in the shadows, without any public acclaim or recognition; yet the technologies they develop touch every facet of our daily lives.

Rocket Propulsion Elements

Rocket Propulsion Elements
Author: George P. Sutton,Oscar Biblarz
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2016-12-27
ISBN: 1118753658
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rocket Propulsion Elements Book Excerpt:

ROCKET PROPULSION ELEMENTS THE DEFINITIVE INTRODUCTION TO ROCKET PROPULSION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS The recent upsurge in global government and private spending and in space flight events has resulted in many novel applications of rocket propulsion technology. Rocket Propulsion Elements remains the definitive guide to the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to essential concepts and applications. Led by industry veteran George P. Sutton and by Professor Oscar Biblarz, this book provides interdisciplinary coverage including thermodynamics, aerodynamics, flight performance, propellant chemistry and more. This thoroughly revised ninth edition includes discussion and analysis of recent advances in the field, representing an authoritative reference for students and working engineers alike. In any engineering field, theory is only as useful as it is practical; this book emphasizes relevant real-world applications of fundamental concepts to link “thinking” and “doing”. This book will help readers: Understand the physics of flight and the chemistry of propulsion Analyze liquid, solid, gas, and hybrid propellants, and the engines they fuel Consider high-temperature combustion, stability, and the principles of electric and chemical propulsion Dissect the workings of systems in common use around the world today Delve into the latest advances in materials, systems, propellants, and more Broad in scope, rich in detail, and clear in explanation, this seminal work provides an unparalleled foundation in aerospace engineering topics. Learning through the lens of modern applications untangles complex topics and helps students fully grasp the intricacies on a more intuitive level. Rocket Propulsion Elements, Ninth Edition merges information and utility building a solid foundation for innovation.

Rocket Propulsion Elements

Rocket Propulsion Elements
Author: George Paul Sutton
Publsiher: Wiley-Interscience
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Rocket engines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rocket Propulsion Elements Book Excerpt:

A revision of the standard text on the basic technology, performance and design rationale of rocket propulsion. After discussing fundamentals, such as nozzle thermodynamics, heat transfer, flight performance and chemical reaction analysis, the book continues with treatments of various types of liquid and solid propellants and rocket testing. It brings together the engineering science disciplines necessary for rocket design: thermodynamics, heat transfer, flight mechanics, chemical reactions and materials behavior. SI units and information on computer-aided testing have also been added.

Not Necessarily Rocket Science

Not Necessarily Rocket Science
Author: Kellie Gerardi
Publsiher: Mango Media Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN: 1642504114
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not Necessarily Rocket Science Book Excerpt:

The Aspiring Astronaut’s Guide to Getting Lost in Outer Space “Kellie is probably one of the best ambassadors for spaceflight in the 21st century that the industry could have.” —Lucy Hawking, author of George's Secret Key to the Universe and host of Audible's Lucy in the Sky. #1 New Release in Science & Math, Essays & Commentary and Astronautics & Space Flight Follow aerospace science professional Kellie Gerardi’s non-traditional path in the space industry as she guides and encourages anyone who has ever dreamed about stars, the solar system, and the galaxies in space. Ever wondered what it’s like to work in outer space? In this candid science memoir and career guide, Gerardi offers an inside look into the industry beginning to eclipse Silicon Valley. Whether you have a space science degree or are looking to learn about stars, Not Necessarily Rocket Science proves there’s room for anyone who is passionate about exploration. What it’s like to be a woman in space. With a space background and a mission to democratize access to space, this female astronaut candidate offers a front row seat to the final frontier. From her adventures training for Mars to testing spacesuits in microgravity, this unique handbook provides inspiration and guidance for aspiring astronauts everywhere. Look inside for answers to questions like: • Will there be beer on Mars? • Why do I need to do one-handed pushups in microgravity? • How can I possibly lose a fortune in outer space? If you’re looking for women in science gifts, astronomy books for adults, or NASA stories—or enjoyed, the Galaxy Girls book, or Letters from an Astrophysicist by Neil deGrasse Tyson—then you’ll love Not Necessarily Rocket Science.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibliography, National
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British National Bibliography Book Excerpt:

Rocket Science and Missile Engineering

Rocket Science and Missile Engineering
Author: Constantin Paul Lent
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 1959
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Rockets (Aeronautics)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rocket Science and Missile Engineering Book Excerpt:

Rocket Science for Traders

Rocket Science for Traders
Author: John F. Ehlers
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2001-07-30
ISBN: 0471405671
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rocket Science for Traders Book Excerpt:

Predict the future more accurately in today's difficult trading times The Holy Grail of trading is knowing what the markets will do next. Technical analysis is the art of predicting the market based on tested systems. Some systems work well when markets are "trending," and some work well when they are "cycling," going neither up nor down, but sideways. In Trading with Signal Analysis, noted technical analyst John Ehlers applies his engineering expertise to develop techniques that predict the future more accurately in these times that are otherwise so difficult to trade. Since cycles and trends exist in every time horizon, these methods are useful even in the strongest bull--or bear--market. John F. Ehlers (Goleta, CA) speaks internationally on the subject of cycles in the market and has expanded the scope of his contributions to technical analysis through the application of scientific digital signal processing techniques.

Quantum Entanglement Engineering and Applications

Quantum Entanglement Engineering and Applications
Author: DUARTE,T. Taylor
Publsiher: Coherent Sources and Applicati
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-07-26
ISBN: 9780750334051
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantum Entanglement Engineering and Applications Book Excerpt:

Quantum entanglement (QE) is one of the most, if not the most, mysterious, and yet most promising subjects of current physics. With applications in cryptographic space-to-space, space-to-earth, and fiber communications, in addition to teleportation and quantum computing, QE goes beyond fascination and into the pragmatic spheres of commerce and the military. With the growing population of engineers in need of a transparent, pragmatic, and direct introduction to QE and its applications, this book, the first of its kind, focuses on the practical mathematical tools necessary to handle QE and its requirements to design optical configurations for QE-based systems. Specific applications include satellite networks, space-to-space communications, quantum teleportation, and quantum computing. Key Features The first and only available text on engineering for quantum entanglement. Presents an introduction to the topic and explains the very basic physics concepts. Provides a tour of the relevant mathematics essential to handle quantum entanglement. Provides content to design optical configurations for optical entanglement-based systems in quantum communications and quantum computing. Includes discussions of key practical applications such as space-to-space, fiber and satellite communications. Presents the fascinating subject of quantum interpretations as elucidated by quantum entanglement.

Rocket Science

Rocket Science
Author: Alfred J. Zaehringer,Steve Whitfield
Publsiher: Burlington, Ont. : Collector's Guide Pub.
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rocket Science Book Excerpt:

In this book, rocket scientist Alfred Zaehringer calls upon his lifetime of experience to take the mystery out of this intimidating field.