As a book it's rich in theory and is suitable for undergraduate students studying in the field of aerospace engineering. The book has some solved examples which are very much application oriented and the majority of the unsolved examples are advanced for an undergrad student. The coverage of the Bernoulli and continuity equation is not enough in the book, that's why the student might need to resort to fluid mechanics books. The same applies for solved and unsolved examples. Chapters 3,4 and 7 are the richest in ideas and details which is a logical approach due to the strong coupling of flight with aerofoils not forgetting good understanding of boundary layers.
Chapter 1: describes the fundamental equations needed and then describes the terminology used to describe aircraft anatomy.
Chapter 2: goes through the derivation of the Navier-Stokes equations , and describes the equations different forms.
Chapter 3: This chapter covers potential flows in a very similar to fluid mechanics books, with the addition of the methods covered to aerodynamic applications at the end of the chapter.
Chapter 4:The two dimensional wing theory chapter is discussed in an excellent way and is easy to understand.
Chapter 5: The finite wing theory chapter is also discussed in an excellent manner.
Chapter 6: it's an introductory chapter ,the beginning of the chapter discuses the fundamental issues of gas dynamics and at the end of the discussion, fundamentals are shown to what application these tools are used for.
Chapter 7: viscous flows and boundary layers is a dense chapter with up to date issues covered not usually encountered in aerodynamics books.
Chapter 8: it's an introductory chapter to cover the aspects of flow control to increase lift and methods of drag reduction.
Chapter 9: it can be regarded as an introduction to propellers and propulsion which in most aerodynamics books is not covered due to it been covered in other more specified books example: jet engine design, .....etc.
I hope that was helpful good luck
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