Exterior Ballistics: A New Approach presents the exterior ballistics of point-mass projectiles based on the analytical G-drag functions (G1, G2, … G7, G8, Siacci’s G-function, etc.) and on the “projectile trajectory-streamline and Snell’s law” model that is a fundamental result obtained by applying, to the flight of projectiles, the postulate of Sir Isaac Newton on the wave nature of moving bodies and his interpretation of the Snell’s law on refraction of waves. The impressive outcomes obtained solving exterior ballistics problems employing Snell’s law demonstrate that the flight of objects can be quantitatively described using wave properties of particles.
The WONDERS of Using Snell’s Law in Exterior Ballistics
Exterior Ballistics: A New Approach is a unique book in the literature of exterior ballistics for the original methods introduced to solve the exterior ballistics problems and particularly for the use of Snell’s law in exterior ballistics. Backed with in-depth discussions based on comprehensive research and study, Exterior Ballistics: A New Approach provides original solutions in solving exterior ballistics problems especially employing the “projectile trajectory-streamline and Snell’s law” model. The use of Snell’s law simplifies the ballistics calculations reducing them to simple mathematics operations.
Exterior Ballistics: A New Approach is an excellent reference book that provides answers to problems encountered in the practice of motion of unguided projectiles fired by artillery and small arms.
The book has around 80 solved exterior ballistics problems that illustrate the theoretical topics, guide and help the reader to solve similar and new ballistics problems. There are included four compact types of original universal PC programs that enable the reader to solve any exterior ballistics problem as well as the ballistics problems related with fire control of unguided projectiles. Exterior Ballistics: A New Approach is an informative book highly recommended to students, professors, and novice, military students and faculty, as well as to experienced ballisticians.
George Klimi (Gjergj Klimi), PhD, is associate professor of Mathematics at NYC College of Technology and adjunct faculty at Pace University (New York). George is the author of three books on exterior ballistics: Exterior Ballistics with Applications (2008), Exterior Ballistics of Small Arms (2009), Exterior Ballistics: A New Approach (2010), published by Xlibris. The third edition of Exterior Ballistics with Applications, Xlibris, was published in December 2011. George Klimi, from 1970 until 1993, has been professor of physics and mathematics, and chair of the physics department at the Military Academy of Tirana, Albania. In the nineties George used to work at the Committee of Science and Technology and at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research in Albania as Director of Tempus Office, responsible for the implementation of the European Community Programs to restructure higher education. He was awarded the Gold Medal of Eagle by the president of the Republic of Albania for his contribution in the democratic movement against dictatorship and for restructuring higher education in Albania.