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Charming, reader-friendly chronicle by a famous pioneer in aerodynamic research traces the development of dynamic flight from the time of Newton through the 20th century. It recounts struggles of engineers and physicists with problems associated with lift, drag, stability, aeroelasticity, and the sound barrier. 72 figures. 1957 edition.
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Theodore von Kármán (Hungarian: Szőllőskislaki Kármán Tódor [ˈsøːlːøːskiʃlɒki ˈkaːrmaːn ˈtoːdor]; May 11, 1881 – May 6, 1963) was a Hungarian-American mathematician, aerospace engineer, and physicist who was active primarily in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics.