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What book can you recommend on studying

  1. Aug 27, 2009 #1
    What book can you recommend on studying......

    mechanics (fluid mechanics, structural mechanics, orbital mechanics), flight dynamics, physics, mathematics, control engineering, materials science, aeroelasticity, avionics, reliability engineering, noise control and flight test)

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_science

    I'm a computer science student but I really love math and physics. I want to study these concepts so I can implement it on my graphics engine which can simulate the real world. Can you recommend me a book, so I can study on my own on how do these thing works.
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2009 #2

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    Re: What book can you recommend on studying......

    There is a book for almost everyone of those subjects! LOL!

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  4. Aug 29, 2009 #3
    Re: What book can you recommend on studying......

    That's why I'm asking what book would you recommend and not is there any book about those? :P
     
  5. Sep 1, 2009 #4

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    Re: What book can you recommend on studying......

    My point is that there is not one single book that would cover all of those concepts. You will need multiple books.

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  6. Sep 1, 2009 #5
    Re: What book can you recommend on studying......

    It depends on how you like to read and your level of knowledge.

    Fluid Mechanics: Mechanics of Fluids - Bernard Massey

    Probably the only book you need on fluid mechanics if you are only buying one, its very thorough but can be a bit dry. If you are the kind of person who needs diagrams to help understanding avoid as your first book.



    Mathematics: Engineering Mathematics - K.A.Stroud.

    A GOD AMONGST BOOKS!!!! I cannot stress just how good this book is. It had in no doubt saved many many engineering students lives including mine.



    Materials: Materials Science - Callister

    Not used this book in a while, but its easy to read from what I can remember. Coveres the basics.


    If you are thinking about designing something i'd also reccomend getting Mech Eng design by J.Shigley, et al.


    the control stuff I dont really know aobut. I had Contol Systems by Dorf but I hated the subject and never opened the book since so I dont konw how good it is.
    same with the flight specific stuff I never bothered with that in Uni.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2009 #6
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    @stewartcs
    Ok peace men. :D

    @xxChrisxx
    Is it possible to study it by my own? I'm not an engineer student.
     
  8. Sep 6, 2009 #7
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    Depends on you. If you are studying it for the first time, it may require another go at it.
     
  9. Sep 12, 2009 #8
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    Ok thanks. By the way, when should I study mechanical engineering topics? Is it fine after Linear Algebra or Calculus is enough.
     
  10. Sep 12, 2009 #9
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    You're college/university should have a course guideline. Please talk to an academic advisor at your school.
     
  11. Sep 12, 2009 #10
    Re: What book can you recommend on studying......

    i'd say its fine to start after calculus but i havent taken linear algebra yet. of course you'd be better off after linear algebra but you could always revisit the engineering topics after linear algebra if you wanted a stronger understanding. im in my second year of mech engineering and im taking calc 3 with analytic geometry which seems alot like what linear algebra sounds like, vectors in 3d space and such.

    p.s. that is quite the hefty undertaking to attempt to simulate the real world if i should say so myself. best of luck in your endeavors.
     
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