The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist

This book translates "thinking like a rocket scientist" into every day thinking so it can be used by anyone.

Author: James Longuski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387682228

Category: Science

Page: 174

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This book translates "thinking like a rocket scientist" into every day thinking so it can be used by anyone. It’s short and snappy and written by a rocket scientist. The book illustrates the methods (the 7 secrets) with anecdotes, quotations and biographical sketches of famous scientists, personal stories and insights, and occasionally some space history. The author reveals that rocket science is just common sense applied to the extraordinarily uncommon environment of outer space and that rocket scientists are people, too. It is intended for "armchair" scientists, and for those interested in popular psychology, space history, and science fiction films.

Hollywood Science

My most memorable science fiction experience was " Star Wars " and seeing R2D2 and C3PO . ... In his book The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist , Purdue astronautics professor James Longuski describes the rocket ...

Author: S. Perkowitz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231142803

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

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Looks at how science is portrayed in over one hundred films, discussing the accuracy rate of science in movies and the influence they have on public opinion.

Optimal Control with Aerospace Applications

Dr. Longuski is coinventor of a “Method of Velocity Precision Pointing in Spin-Stabilized Spacecraft or Rockets” and is ... Rocket Scientists (AIAA, 2004) and The Seven Secrets on How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist (Springer, 2007).

Author: James M Longuski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461489450

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 273

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Want to know not just what makes rockets go up but how to do it optimally? Optimal control theory has become such an important field in aerospace engineering that no graduate student or practicing engineer can afford to be without a working knowledge of it. This is the first book that begins from scratch to teach the reader the basic principles of the calculus of variations, develop the necessary conditions step-by-step, and introduce the elementary computational techniques of optimal control. This book, with problems and an online solution manual, provides the graduate-level reader with enough introductory knowledge so that he or she can not only read the literature and study the next level textbook but can also apply the theory to find optimal solutions in practice. No more is needed than the usual background of an undergraduate engineering, science, or mathematics program: namely calculus, differential equations, and numerical integration. Although finding optimal solutions for these problems is a complex process involving the calculus of variations, the authors carefully lay out step-by-step the most important theorems and concepts. Numerous examples are worked to demonstrate how to apply the theories to everything from classical problems (e.g., crossing a river in minimum time) to engineering problems (e.g., minimum-fuel launch of a satellite). Throughout the book use is made of the time-optimal launch of a satellite into orbit as an important case study with detailed analysis of two examples: launch from the Moon and launch from Earth. For launching into the field of optimal solutions, look no further!

Introduction to Orbital Perturbations

He has published three books: Advice to Rocket Scientists: A Career Survival Guide for Scientists and Engineers (2004, AIAA), The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist (2007, Springer), and Optimal Control with Aerospace ...

Author: James M. Longuski

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030897581



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Performance Based Project Management

This book speaks to this issue. h The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist, Jim Longuski (Copernicus Books, 2007). We've all heard the expres- sion, “This isn't rocket science.

Author: Glen Alleman

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 9780814433317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Even the most experienced project managers aren’t immune to the more common and destructive reasons for project collapses. Poor time and budget performance, failure to deal with complexity, uncontrolled changes in scope . . . they can catch anyone off guard. Performance-Based Project Management can help radically improve your project’s success rate, despite these and other obstacles that will try to take it down. Readers will discover how they can increase the probability of project success, detailing a step-by-step plan for avoiding surprises, forecasting performance, identifying risk, and taking corrective action to keep a project a success. Project leaders wishing to stand out among their peers who are continually hampered by these unexpected failures will learn how to:• Assess the business capabilities needed for a project• Plan and schedule the work• Determine the resources required to complete on time and on budget• Identify and manage risks to success• Measure performance in units meaningful to decision makersBy connecting mission strategy with project execution, this invaluable resource for project managers in every industry will help bring projects to successful, career-enhancing completion.

Weird Earth

“Apollo 16—Sample 61016 Collection,” YouTube video, posted by “Toby Smith,” February 18, 2016, 16. Jim Longuski, The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist (New York: Springer, ...

Author: Donald R. Prothero


ISBN: 9781684351367

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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Aliens. Ley lines. Water dowsing. Conspiracies and myths captivate imaginations and promise mystery and magic. Whether it's arguing about the moon landing hoax or a Frisbee-like Earth drifting through space, when held up to science and critical thinking, these ideas fall flat. In Weird Earth: Debunking Strange Ideas About Our Planet, Donald R. Prothero demystifies these conspiracies and offers answers to some of humanity's most outlandish questions. Applying his extensive scientific knowledge, Prothero corrects misinformation that con artists and quacks use to hoodwink others about geology--hollow earth, expanding earth, and bizarre earthquakes--and mystical and paranormal happenings--healing crystals, alien landings, and the gates of hell. By deconstructing wild claims such as prophesies of imminent natural disasters, Prothero provides a way for everyone to recognize dubious assertions. Prothero answers these claims with facts, offering historical and scientific context in a light-hearted manner that is accessible to everyone, no matter their background. With a careful layering of evidence in geology, archaeology, and biblical and historical records, Prothero's Weird Earth examines each conspiracy and myth and leaves no question unanswered.

Enduring Issues In Special Education

Co-teaching as science in the schoolhouse: More questions than answers. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 37,218–223. ... The seven secrets of how to think like a rocket scientist. New York: Copernicus. Lyon, G. R., & Weiser, B. (2009).

Author: Barbara Bateman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136265976

Category: Education

Page: 478

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Enduring Issues in Special Education is aimed at any course in the undergraduate or graduate special education curriculum that is wholly or partly devoted to a critical examination of current issues in special education. The book organizes 28 chapters into seven sections using familiar structuring principles—what, who, where, how, when, why, and whither. Each section begins with an introduction that provides historical, legal, and theoretical background information and organizing commentary for the chapters that follow. The book’s objective, in addition to informing readers about the issues, is to develop critical thinking skills in the context of special education. Key features include the following: Dialectic Format – Each of the 28 chapters presents compelling reasons for addressing the issue at hand and specific ways to do so. Because each issue is written from different perspectives and focuses on a variety of aspects, readers are encouraged to weigh the arguments, seek additional information, and come up with synthesized positions of their own. Organizing Framework – The book’s seven sections have been arranged according to a scheme that is the essence of most investigative reporting and provides a coherent, easy-to-understand framework for readers. Expertise – All chapters are written by leading scholars who are highly regarded experts in their fields and conclude with suggested readings and discussion questions for additional study.


Ironically, those aiming for quantity over quality produce the best pots, says James Longuski, PhD, a NASA veteran, in his book The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist. "When we aren't focused on perfection, ...





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The Carbon Age

The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like Rocket Scientist. New York: Copernicus Books, 2007. Lovelock,James. The Revenge ofGaia. New York: Basic Books, 2006. Lovelock, James. “Travels With an Electron Capture Detector.

Author: Eric Roston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802778976

Category: Science

Page: 320

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What do bubbles in a soft drink, a bullet-proof vest, a plastic chair, and our DNA have in common? Carbon. It is, and forever has been, the ubiquitous architect of life and civilization, forming the chemical backbone of every living creature. And yet, when we hear the word today, it is more often than not in a crisis situation: carbon dioxide emissions are destroying the ozone layer and warming the planet; the volatile Middle East explodes atop its stores of hydrocarbons; carbohydrates threaten obesity and diabetics. Carbon, thus, sustains us and threatens us in equal measure, Eric Roston illuminates this essential element in all its forms, cleverly recreating the intricate carbon cycle on the page by tracing its journey from the Big Bang to Earth and its extraordinary infiltration of this planet and, in time, influence on humankind and civilization. Evoking its ubiquity-more than 99% of all 31 million known substances contain carbon-Roston chronicles the ways we have used it, often to surprising, and sometimes to catastrophic, effect: having sped up the carbon cycle in the last two centuries, we are now attempting to wrestle Earth's geochemical cycle back from the brink. Blending the latest science with original reporting, Roston makes us aware, as never before, of the seminal impact carbon has, and has had, on our lives.

New Scientist

6 UPFRONT Secrets of the curve ball . ... Botox could be used to treat disease 19 TECHNOLOGY Virgin rocket fires up . ... asks Sheldon Krimsky 25 Ida's future Jørn Hurum and his fossil primate 26 LETTERS How to think yourself well .



ISBN: UOM:39015081659305

Category: Electronic journals


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