Nikolai Zhukovsky: Founder of Aeronautics
S. StrizhevskyISBN: 1410205797;
Book Description"The Father of Russian Aviation" - was how Professor Nikolai Zhukovsky (1847-1921) was named in a decree of the Council of People?s Commissars signed by Lenin and issued on December 2, 1920, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary ofhis scientific activity. Indeed, Zhukovsky?s contributions to Russian aviation were exceedingly great. He worked out important theories on which the calculations of modern aircraft are based; he trained a large number of qualified aviation engineers and research workers for Soviet aviation; he founded leading research and educational aviation institutions. An outstanding mathematician, Zhukovsky possessed exceptional ability in solving complex engineering problems. His researches covered a vast range of subjects. He contributed to science over 180 works dealing with the most varied problems of science and engineering. With equal success he conducted research work on problems of pure mathematics, theoretical mechanics,...
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