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Aerospace Engineering: From the Ground Up, 1st Edition

  • Ben Senson
  • Jasen Ritter
  • ISBN-10: 1435447530
  • ISBN-13: 9781435447530
  • 384 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Written with a visual appeal and engaging approach, AEROSPACE ENGINEERING provides an overview of the broad range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) applications in aerospace engineering. An extensive overview of the history of aviation and technological innovations aid students in seeing the progression of aerospace technology. The use of case studies and real world examples further supports students' understanding and application of STEM to aerospace engineering. Real world connections combined with narratives make the technical material easier to comprehend. The book includes a complete glossary of all related aerospace terminology as well as firsthand accounts of aerospace professionals in their chosen career along with career opportunities.

Features

  • Strong pedagogy with an engaging approach to connect STEM topics with Aerospace Engineering topics enriched with narratives covering real-world connections and career opportunities.

  • Visually appealing presentation illustrating past, present, and future developments in aerospace technology.

  • Appropriate for any introductory aerospace course.

  • Clearly delineates the connections between science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and the value of gaining competence in all of these subjects.

  • Presents career opportunities in aerospace engineering and the career experiences of young aerospace professionals.

About the Author

Ben Senson

Ben Senson is a science teacher at Memorial High School. He has been an educational innovator for 20 years having developed the MMSD Remotely Controlled Observatory and its online training program, published activities for the National Project WET initiative, created and taught an Aircraft Construction Experience course, and been a curriculum writer and master teacher for Project Lead the Way's Aerospace Engineering course. Ben is also the lead mentor for the BadgerBOTS Robotics program which operates Wisconsin's largest summer robotics camps, Wisconsin's largest FIRST LEGO League (FLL) program, the Badgerland Regional FLL Tournament, and a Chairman's Award winning FIRST Robotics Competition high school competitive team. Ben is also the coordinator for the Global Academy, an accelerated career pathways magnet program for juniors and seniors offered through a consortium of eight school districts. Ben has a Bachelors Degree in education from the University of Wisconsin Madison, a Masters in astronomy and physics education from Ball State University, and is currently working on a Masters in educational administration at Concordia University.

Jasen Ritter

Jasen Ritter is science and engineering teacher at Vandegrift High School in Austin, Texas and has been in education for more than ten years. Jasen is a Master Teacher for Project Lead the Way Aerospace Engineering course and was the program developer for the Project Lead the Way/NASA Lunar STEM Enhancement Robotics curriculum. In addition to teaching Physics, he is the lead mentor for the VHS Engineering and Robotic Programs and team mentor for the Computer Science Program. Before arriving at Vandegrift, Jasen was at Arlington High School in Arlington, TX. While there, he was the lead mentor for the Team America Rocketry Challenge, First Tech Challenge, and Engineering/Robotics teams. He was nominated as an AWARE Foundation Finalist for technology in the classroom and served as an advisor for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Aerospace Consortium to help bring local industry into the classroom. Prior to teaching he worked as IT Director for a national sports marketing agency. He has a BS in Psychology and Computer Science from Florida State University and a Masters in Education from Florida State University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. The History of Flight.
3. Basic Aerodynamics.
4. Flight Dynamics
5. Propulsion.
6. Avionics and Other Flight Systems.
7. Aeronautics.
8. Aerospace Physiology.
9. Aerospace Materials.
10. Remote Systems Design.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1435447557 | ISBN-13: 9781435447554)

The Instructor Resources CD-ROM is an instructor resource which commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1435447549 | ISBN-13: 9781435447547)

The student workbook is design to help the user retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key term definition queries, multiple choice, fill in the blank and true or false problems.

Principles of Engineering  (ISBN-10: 1435428366 | ISBN-13: 9781435428362)

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING will help your students better understand the engineering concepts, mathematics, and scientific principles that form the foundation of the Project Lead the Way® (PLTW) Principles Of Engineering course. Important concepts and processes are explained throughout using full-color photographs and illustrations. Appropriate for high school students, the mathematics covered includes algebra and trigonometry. The strong pedagogical features to aid comprehension include: Case Studies, boxed articles such as Fun Facts and Points of Interest, Your Turn activities, suggestions for Off-Road Exploration, connections to STEM concepts, Career Profiles, Design Briefs, and example pages from Engineers' Notebooks. Each chapter concludes with questions designed to test your students' knowledge of information presented in the chapter, along with a hands-on challenge or exercise that compliments the content and lends itself to exploration in the classroom. Key vocabulary terms that align with those contained in the PLTW POE course are highlighted throughout the book and emphasized in margin definitions.

Project Lead the Way: Civil Engineering and Architecture  (ISBN-10: 1435441648 | ISBN-13: 9781435441644)

Based on the innovative Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum, this dynamic new text is designed to prepare students for college and career success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Whether students are interested in becoming engineering or architecture professionals, or simply want to understand the structural systems and building styles in their communities, this text will help them develop the technological literacy to appreciate, describe, and make informed decisions about our built environment. As an integrated part of your PLTW program or a standalone classroom resource, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE is an ideal choice to support your students' STEM success. This book provides a richly illustrated history of architectural styles and the engineering achievements that produced them, as well as detailed coverage of the principles and concepts that current professionals use to shape today's built environment. From site discovery through landscaping, the text provides a wealth of step-by-step examples and exercises, plentiful case studies and career profiles, and engaging articles and activities to help students build their knowledge while developing essential problem-solving skills.

Autodesk® Inventor® 2011, School Edition  (ISBN-10: 1111543828 | ISBN-13: 9781111543822)

Introduce your high school or middle school students to Autodesk® Inventor® concepts and skills -- from basic sketching and modeling to advanced modeling techniques-- using Autodesk® Inventor® 2011 School Edition, endorsed by Project Lead The Way (PLTW). The only high school book focused directly on Inventor® software, this practical text combines powerful "how-to" instruction with the usefulness of a reference manual. Clear illustrations and memorable, real-world exercises reinforce the book's in-depth explanations of Inventor's user interface, toolbars, dialog boxes, sketch commands, drawings views, and assembly modeling. A special section on Stress Analysis in this distinctive School Edition provides insights from contributing PLTW Master Instructors. Step-by-step tutorials showcase projects that are ideal for either self-paced learning or classroom instruction, while the book's modular approach makes it easy to locate and teach a specific task without interrupting the flow of your course. Autodesk® Inventor® 2011 School Edition focuses on your students' success with straight-forward examples that prevent readers from becoming overwhelmed with overly complex data sets. Online project files for completing exercises save students additional time. Count on Autodesk® Inventor® 2011 School Edition to help your students master the concepts and skills they can later apply with success on the job.

Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control  (ISBN-10: 1435482727 | ISBN-13: 9781435482722)

FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL 5E is an authoritative book that provides readers with a good working knowledge of how and why the air traffic control system works. This book is appropriate for future air traffic controllers, as well as for pilots who need a better understanding of the air traffic control system. FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL 5E discusses the history of air traffic control, emphasizing the logic that has guided its development. It also provides current, in-depth information on navigational systems, the air traffic control system structure, control tower procedures, radar separation, national airspace system operation and the FAA's restructured hiring procedures. This is the only college level book that gives readers a genuine understanding of the air traffic control system and does not simply require them to memorize lists of rules and regulations.

Student Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1435447549 | ISBN-13: 9781435447547)

The student workbook is design to help you retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key term definition queries, multiple choice, fill in the blank and true or false problems.

Technology Education CourseMate with eBook 1-Year Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133935370 | ISBN-13: 9781133935377)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with AEROSPACE ENGINEERING: FROM THE GROUND UP, 1st Edition.

Principles of Engineering  (ISBN-10: 1435428366 | ISBN-13: 9781435428362)

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING will help you better understand the engineering concepts, mathematics, and scientific principles that form the foundation of the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Principles Of Engineering course. Important concepts and processes are explained using full-color photographs and illustrations. The Mathematics used in the book is based on algebra and trigonometry, not calculus. The chapters contain special features to increase your comphrension: Case Studies, boxed articles such as Fun Facts and Points of Interest, Your Turn activities, suggestions for Off-Road Exploration, connections to STEM concepts, Career Profiles, Design Briefs, and example pages from Engineers' Notebooks. Each chapter concludes with questions designed to test your knowledge of the information contained in the chapter. Key vocabulary terms are highlighted as they appear and repeated in margin definitions.

Project Lead the Way: Civil Engineering and Architecture  (ISBN-10: 1435441648 | ISBN-13: 9781435441644)

Based on the innovative Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum, this dynamic new text is designed to prepare you for college and career success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Whether you are interested in becoming an engineering or architecture professional, or simply want to understand the structural systems and building styles in your community, this text will help you develop the technological literacy to appreciate, describe, and make informed decisions about our built environment. As an integrated part of your school's PLTW program or a personal resource, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE is an ideal choice to support your STEM success. This book provides a richly illustrated history of architectural styles and the engineering achievements that produced them, as well as detailed coverage of the principles and concepts that current professionals use to shape today's built environment. From site discovery through landscaping, the text provides a wealth of step-by-step examples and exercises, plentiful case studies and career profiles, and engaging articles and activities to help students build their knowledge while developing essential problem-solving skills.

Autodesk® Inventor® 2011, School Edition  (ISBN-10: 1111543828 | ISBN-13: 9781111543822)

Learn how to master Autodesk® Inventor® concepts and practical skills -- from basic sketching and modeling to advanced modeling techniques-- using Autodesk® Inventor® 2011 School Edition, endorsed by Project Lead The Way (PLTW). The only high school book focused on Inventor® software, this practical text combines powerful "how-to" instruction with the usefulness of a reference manual for today's high school or even middle school students. Clear illustrations and memorable, real-world exercises reinforce the book's in-depth explanations of the user interface, toolbars, dialog boxes, sketch commands, drawings views, and assembly modeling. A special section offers insights on Stress Analysis from contributing PLTW Master Instructors. Step-by-step tutorials are ideal for self-paced learning, while the book's modular approach makes it easy to locate any specific task of interest to you. Straight-forward examples prevent you from becoming overwhelmed with overly complex data sets. Online project files for completing exercises save you additional time. Count on Autodesk® Inventor® 2011 School Edition to help you master concepts and skills you can apply on the job.

Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control  (ISBN-10: 1435482727 | ISBN-13: 9781435482722)

FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL 5E is an authoritative book that provides readers with a good working knowledge of how and why the air traffic control system works. This book is appropriate for future air traffic controllers, as well as for pilots who need a better understanding of the air traffic control system. FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL 5E discusses the history of air traffic control, emphasizing the logic that has guided its development. It also provides current, in-depth information on navigational systems, the air traffic control system structure, control tower procedures, radar separation, national airspace system operation and the FAA's restructured hiring procedures. This is the only college level book that gives readers a genuine understanding of the air traffic control system and does not simply require them to memorize lists of rules and regulations.