“Science and Flight” by Dr. Scott Ekern was recently published by University Aviation Press.
According to the publisher, the book introduces the basic scientific principles that are not always visible to the eye, but which are essential for flight to be possible. Concepts and ideas ranging from those that are hundreds of years old, to theories still being researched today, are explored and explained in plain language.
Beginning with physics of matter, forces, and light, readers learn how these are manipulated to make the most common of aviation devices. Then these concepts are extended to nature to explain the occurrence of everyday phenomena such as lightning or the Earth’s magnetic field.
Science and Flight teaches the ways that an aircraft and its technology need to interact with the surrounding environment in order to function properly. Included also are some not-so-well-known facts that science has revealed about the world we live in.
The book is “ideal for magnet high schools, aviation enthusiasts, and readers interested in the practical sciences,” according to the publisher.
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