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    I got accepted to UT Austin and I will start attending UT in the Fall of 2008. I am majoring in Aerospace Engineering and I was wondering if anyone could help me get ahead start on studying this field. Any suggestions as web sites, books, or just a bit of your knowledge would be beneficial towards me thank you.


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    yeah - wind makes the planes go up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by leohopkins
    yeah - wind makes the planes go up.
    Only if there's more under them than over them .
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    Quote Originally Posted by I_AM_LEGEND08
    I got accepted to UT Austin and I will start attending UT in the Fall of 2008. I am majoring in Aerospace Engineering and I was wondering if anyone could help me get ahead start on studying this field. Any suggestions as web sites, books, or just a bit of your knowledge would be beneficial towards me thank you.
    Can't really help you sorry, if you want to get ahead just go to the library or go on Google. Wikipedia.org the biggest online encyclopedia is a good :?, (well sometimes) reference for all kinds of information, including aerospace. There may be a portal on there somewhere containing all sorts of links.

    Hope this helps in someway:

    http://www.mymajors.com/majors/AERO_major.html
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    No need to 'get ahead' or get all anxious, it's an easy major. Go hang out with your friends and enjoy life until school starts. I am serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I_AM_LEGEND08
    I got accepted to UT Austin and I will start attending UT in the Fall of 2008. I am majoring in Aerospace Engineering and I was wondering if anyone could help me get ahead start on studying this field. Any suggestions as web sites, books, or just a bit of your knowledge would be beneficial towards me thank you.
    Ask the department for the first year reading list and make a start on it.

    P.S. Good luck.
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    Grab all the maths practice you can and make sure your calculus is in good shape. The maths you will use is the same for all engineering fields and is to my mind the most important, the rest is mainly knowing where to obtain data (such as material properties), I'll second what Ophiolite said.
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    Yeah Hopefully I am going to do Aerospace Engineering in 2008 as well. But I have quite lots of exams head of me first
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    I agree, get good at maths, algebra, calculus, ect. Your course should cover the maths needed but it's good to have it under your belt from the start.

    Also buy some ring binders, highlighters, plastic wallets, anything to help you keep the onslaught of notes and handouts in order :wink:
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    Take flying lessons, and obtain your Pilots License.
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    Calculus (inc. multivariable), differential equations, statistics, dimensional analysis, will all be useful for aerodynamics, so I'd suggest getting some basic books on them and start reading them through. You could also read up on bernoulli's equation and the navier-stokes equations. (I haven't done a course in it myself, but I'm very interested in it, and these are the main areas of math that will be needed).
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    Hope you like Math and Physics, if you excel there then you have nothing to worry about just relax, oh yeah and when you do get your degree and you start designing aircraft PLEASE keep in mind that the components on the aircraft have to maintained and therefore should be accessible in some way :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by I_AM_LEGEND08
    I got accepted to UT Austin and I will start attending UT in the Fall of 2008. I am majoring in Aerospace Engineering and I was wondering if anyone could help me get ahead start on studying this field. Any suggestions as web sites, books, or just a bit of your knowledge would be beneficial towards me thank you.
    Do you already know what area you want to specialize in? If not, I'd get in touch with people who are currently working in your field of interest. Also, potential employers to see what they have to say. Will.
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