- Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Editors' Preface; Authors' Preface; Contents; Chapter 1. Concepts from Thermodynamics; 1.1
- Introduction; 1.2
- Thermodynamic Systems; 1.3
- Variables of State; 1.4
- The First Principal Law; 1.5
- Irreversible and Reversible Processes; 1.6
- Perfect Gases; 1.7
- The First Law Applied to Reversible Processes. Specific Heats; 1.8
- The First Law Applied to Irreversible Processes; 1.9
- The Concept of Entropy. The Second Law; 1.10
- The Canonical Equation of State. Free Energy and Free Enthalpy; 1.11
- Reciprocity Relations

- 1.12
- Entropy and Transport Processes1.13*
- Equilibrium Conditions; 1.14*
- Mixtures of Perfect Gases; 1.15*
- The Law of Mass Action; 1.16*
- Dissociation; 1.17*
- Condensation; 1.18
- Real Gases in Gasdynamics; Chapter 2. One-Dimensional Gasdynamics; 2.1
- Introduction; 2.2
- The Continuity Equation; 2.3
- The Energy Equation; 2.4
- Reservoir Conditions; 2.5
- Euler's Equation; 2.6
- The Momentum Equation; 2.7
- Isentropic Conditions; 2.8
- Speed of Sound; Mach Number; 2.9
- The Area-Velocity Relation; 2.10
- Results from the Energy Equation; 2.11
- Bernoulli Equation; Dynamic Pressure

- 2.12
- Flow at Constant Area2.13
- The Normal Shock Relations for a Perfect Gas; Chapter 3. One-Dimensional Wave Motion; 3.1
- Introduction; 3.2
- The Propagating Shock Wave; 3.3
- One-Dimensional Isentropic Equations; 3.4
- The Acoustic Equations; 3.5
- Propagation of Acoustic Waves; 3.6
- The Speed of Sound; 3.7
- Pressure and Particle Velocity in a Sound Wave; 3.8
- "Linearized" Shock Tube; 3.9
- Isentropic Waves of Finite Amplitude; 3.10
- Propagation of Finite Waves; 3.11
- Centered Expansion Wave; 3.12
- The Shock Tube; Chapter 4. Waves in Supersonic Flow; 4.1
- Introduction

- 4.20*
- The Hodograph Plane4.21
- Cone in Supersonic Flow; Chapter 5. Flow in Ducts and Wind Tunnels; 5.1
- Introduction; 5.2
- Flow in Channel of Varying Area; 5.3
- Area Relations; 5.4
- Nozzle Flow; 5.5
- Normal Shock Recovery; 5.6
- Effects of Second Throat; 5.7
- Actual Performance of Wind Tunnel Diffusers; 5.8
- Wind Tunnel Pressure Ratio; 5.9
- Supersonic Wind Tunnels; 5.10
- Wind Tunnel Characteristics; 5.11
- Compressor Matching; 5.12
- Other Wind Tunnels and Testing Methods; Chapter 6. Methods of Measurement; 6.1
- Introduction; 6.2
- Static Pressure; 6.3
- Total Pressure

- 6.4
- Mach Number from Pressure Measurements

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