Physics of Flying Things
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Physics of Flying Things

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Published by Taylor & Francis .
Written in English


  • Science / Physics,
  • History,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10806790M
ISBN 100750305509
ISBN 109780750305501

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