Principles of Naval Weapon Systems

Author: Craig M. Payne

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: 9781591146674

Category: History

Page: 412

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This textbook is intended to serve as an introduction to the underlying science and engineering of weapons used in the naval service. The philosophy used in the material selected for this text is that individual weapons come and go, but the principles of their operation largely remain the same. Some subjects are covered in greater detail than needed for an introductory course to allow this text to serve as a basic reference to take into professional life. The text was written to be inclusive of all college majors; as such a conscious effort was made when possible to apply algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and avoid calculus. Therefore, many of the equations derived are 1storder, and provide approximations that are sufficient to illustrate the relative performance parameters of variables used in weapon system design. These same theories and principles can then be applied to actual sensors and weapons using operational parameters and specifications determined from technical manuals and warfare publications. Material has been drawn from pervious texts of the same title that have explained the principles for the last 40 years. Much of the work can be traced to the work completed by the Bureau of Naval Weapons in the 1960's. It was updated and expanded in the 1980's version and incorporated in this text. In some cases, principles of systems that the U.S. Navy no longer uses are described in a belief that sometimes it is good to know where you have been to know where you are going. In addition, many countries and organizations still employ some of these lower technology systems. Therefore, it is necessary to understand their basic capabilities. With advent of new technologies and methods, this text will require periodic updating.
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Principles of Naval Weapons Systems

Author: David R. Frieden,Gene P. Bender

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Weapons systems.

Page: 607

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Covers the fundamentals of electronic wave propagation, radar, sonar, electronic countermeasures, guidance and propulsion systems, and payloads.
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Principles of Naval Engineering

Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems

Author: Matthew A. Carr

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: 9781612511047

Category: Science

Page: 290

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"Intended to provide new naval officers with the essential foundation for understanding the specific mechanical systems they encounter in ships, submarines, aircraft, and land vehicles, this textbook covers the basic design and operating principles of the propulsion and auxiliary systems of today's naval forces. Topics include the main components in the propulsion and auxiliary systems for both conventional and nuclear steam propulsion, gas turbine power plants (for both ship and aircraft applications), and internal combustion engines. The text also discusses the fundamentals of pneumatic and hydraulic fluid power systems, as well as heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems and desalination systems. Other important components covered in greater detail include pumps, valves, pressure and temperature instruments, and heat exchangers."--Publisher's web site.
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Missile Flight Simulation

Author: Jeffrey Strickland

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329644956

Category:

Page: N.A

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Weaponeering

Conventional Weapon System Effectiveness

Author: Morris R. Driels

Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &

ISBN: 9781563476655

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 475

View: 4343

This is the first comprehensive text to describe and quantify the methods commonly used to predict the probability of successfully attacking ground targets using air-launched or ground-launched weapons. Air-launched weapons include guided and unguided bombs, air-to-ground missiles, laser-guided bombs, rockets, and guns. Surface engagements cover both direct and indirect fire weapons. The text outlines the various methodologies used in operational products used widely in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. It explains the underlying methodologies for the key munitions effectiveness tools, Joint Air-to-Surface Weaponeering Systems (JAWS), and JMEM/SS Weapons Effectiveness Systems.
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Introduction to Naval Engineering

Author: David A. Blank,Arthur E. Bock,David J. Richardson

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781591140771

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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This second edition of the basic textbook in shipboard engineering presents the latest information on steam, gas turbine, and nuclear propulsion, as well as auxiliary systems, ship stability, and damage control. New to this edition is a section on engineering documentation.
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Fleet tactics

theory and practice

Author: Wayne P. Hughes

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 316

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Looks at important naval battles of the past, including the Falklands War, analyzes naval strategy, and tells how to plan effective fleet operations
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Margin of Victory

Five Battles That Changed the Face of Modern War

Author: Douglas Macgregor

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612519970

Category: History

Page: 288

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Hindsight can become foresight if viewed through the right lens. Margin of Victory views the outcomes of five horrific twentieth century battles through the lens of military strategy; force design and modernization, all of which decisively influence the savage fighting on the day of battle. From the house to house fighting in Shanghai, China to the dense forests of Western Russia and the deserts of the Middle East, the recurring theme is powerful: Victorious nation-states accept the pressing need for change and implement the tough reforms in military organization, technology and human capital that are essential to future victory, sometimes decades before a major war begins. Meanwhile, national militaries that are allowed to live in the past, that fail to shed outworn assumptions about warfighting play catch-up when war comes; a situation that leads to an enormous loss of human life and, ultimately, to total defeat. Margin of Victory’s riveting stories of victory and defeat are presented against the backdrop of national policies, culture and history. Each chapter is a reminder that to be successful military action must always be congruent with national culture, geography and scientific-industrial capacity; that strategy and geopolitics inevitably trump ideology. Building effective military power takes time, resources and imagination. Unity of command; unity of effort and the integration of capabilities across service lines only happen when they are ruthlessly imposed from the top down. These are some of the enduring lessons in the five warfighting dramas that unfold in vivid detail on the tactical, operational and strategic levels of war. Margin of Victory concludes with a discussion of future battle and how the United States can leverage the twentieth century’s lessons to secure its margin of victory in the twenty first century. The final chapter argues that America’s future victories depend on a major reset of U.S. national military strategy and an overhaul of U.S. military command structures and force design. The author’s reset includes the creation of a national defense staff, Joint Force Commands inside the regional unified commands and a plea to cultivate America’s greatest margin of victory, its human capital; the high quality of American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783

Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: 557

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Influential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges. Read by Kaiser Wilhelm, both Roosevelts, other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans.
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The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition

Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759564

Category: Computers

Page: 600

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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.
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The Way of the SEAL

Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed

Author: Mark Divine,Allyson Edelhertz Machate

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1621451100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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In the Way of the SEAL, ex-Navy Commander Mark Divine reveals exercises, meditations and focusing techniques to train your mind for mental toughness, emotional resilience and uncanny intuition. Along the way you’ll reaffirm your ultimate purpose, define your most important goals, and take concrete steps to make them happen. A practical guide for businesspeople or anyone who wants to be an elite operator in life, this book will teach you how to: · Lead from the front, so that others will want to work for you · Practice front-sight focus, the radical ability to focus on one thing until victory is achieved · Think offense, all the time, to eradicate fear and indecisiveness · Smash the box and be an unconventional thinker so you’re never thrown off-guard by chaotic conditions · Access your intuition so you can make “hard right” decisions · Achieve twenty times more than you think you can · and much more Blending the tactics he learned from America’s elite forces with lessons from the Spartans, samurai, Apache scouts, and other great warrior traditions, Divine has distilled the fundamentals of success into eight powerful principles that will transform you into the leader you always knew you could be. Learn to think like a SEAL, and take charge of your destiny at work, home and in life.
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Influence (rev)

The Psychology of Persuasion

Author: Robert B. Cialdini

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688128165

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"-and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader-and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.
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A Century of U.S. Naval Intelligence

Author: Wyman H. Packard

Publisher: Naval Historical Center

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 498

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[This work] is intended to provide intelligence professionals, scholars, and the general public with a detailed, topical accounting of the long and varied activities of U.S. Naval Intelligence on behalf of the nation. --from the Foreword.
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The Continental System

An Economic Interpretation

Author: Eli F. Heckscher

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602060266

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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Working amidst the global economic turmoil of World War I and the blockade of his neutral homeland, Swedish economist and historian ELI FILIP HECKSCHER (1879-1952) produced this provocative and widely influential analysis of European commercial conflict from the late 17th century through the early 19th century: . What was the impact of the British blockade of France in the 1790s? . How did the national debt and credit system of Britain affect its monetary warfare? . What part did the British colonies in America and later the new United States play in the European economic conflict? . What was done with confiscated goods? . How did smuggling and corruption in the early 1800s change the balance of power? This interpretation of the centuries-long economic clash between Britain, France, and their allies, first published 1922, remains an intriguing work of history today.
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The Bluejackets' Manual

Author: Bill Bearden

Publisher: US Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9780870212598

Category:

Page: 771

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Containing information on the US Navy's customs and ceremonies, this new edition includes details of the recent technological advances in today's Navy. The book has sections covering weapons, ships and aircraft, training procedures and the code of military justice.
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The Chinese Navy

Expanding Capabilities, Evolving Roles?

Author: N.A

Publisher: Smashbooks

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: N.A

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The Wretched of the Earth

Author: Frantz Fanon

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802198853

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.
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The Design of Everyday Things

Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Don Norman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465072992

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.
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