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I've only been working through the first few chapters. However, so far I like the pace of the chapters, with the breaks of example problems in between of the chapters. Some tips I've realized about the book I can share. Is try to do the example problems on your own first. It can be hard to not look at the answers, but they should be there guide you if you get stuck. That way when the end of chapters problems come in you are apply what you lean, and not having your hand held. Also, at the end of most chapters there are is a list variables. This chart is fundamental for the units since most of the formula assume that you know what the units are for different variables. But I will admit I do get lost in the equation and forget what relation I'm trying to balance. I guess that is my only complaint is that the units seem to take a back burner of the chapters. But again, you can make up for that by reviewing the units as you go through the formulas from the end of chapter variable table. Still working through the book, but so far I am enjoying the straight forwardness and fair progression of complex concepts.
Small annoyance is really a rant on the Imperial System of units. This book has example problems in both Metric and Imperial, although I find that it is important to know both, imperial is just such a poor metric system to work with
As a former engineer looking to broaden my knowledge and horizons I found this book to be fascinating and insightful. There were a couple details surrounding some equations and references as others mentioned, but overall very solid product.
In general quite good. Maybe references other works too much. I used this text and “Introduction to Rocket Propulsion”, US Army Missile Command, Technical Report RD-PR-91-17, 1991. Each one filled in the gaps of the other. Good Luck.
The book does not explain equations very explicitly, you are required to have prior knowledge about Calculus and Newtonian physics. The book does give explicit examples, but its far away from enough. It does not really explain the equation how they derived the equation from it.I don't have copies of other editions and therefore I can't make an assumption of this book is either good or bad. Everything in this book based on mathematics, there are equations almost in every page of this book. First time buyer, probably gonna buy another book called liquid rocket nozzle design.