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  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 2 edition (25 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466564377
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466564374
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 17.5 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,334,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book represents a complete self-contained reference for ballistics experts and gun designers. The material is written to allow the reader instant access to the fundamentals in the field, and shows practical examples across the entire spectrum of ballistics and guns. This is the only book that brings decades of research and engineering into one source that is readily accessible to both laymen and experts alike."
––Kirk Vanden, Air Force Research Laboratory

"This expanded second edition of Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition fills a critical need in the conventional weapons design arena by providing a balanced, technically detailed treatment of the field of ballistics. This text clearly presents the development of the physical theories and their application to the solution of real problems. The authors have created a valuable introduction to the technical world of ballistics."
––Dr. Thomas A. Mason, Weapons Physics Directorate, Los Alamos National Laboratory

""This book is a good reference as well as an outstanding book for teaching. There are a significant number of problems at the end of the chapters and this is always very helpful for teaching purposes."
––Dr. Carl T. Dyka, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren,Virginia, USA

About the Author

Donald E. Carlucci has been an engineer at the U.S. Army Armament, Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, since May 1989. He is currently the U.S. Army senior scientist for computational structural modeling based at Picatinny. He holds a doctor of philosophy in mechanical engineering (2002) and a master of engineering (mechanical) (1995) degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1987, he received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Carlucci is an adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Sidney S. Jacobson was a researcher, designer, and developer of ammunition and weapons at the U.S. Army’s Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey for 35 years. He rose from junior engineer to associate director for R&D at the arsenal. In 1972, he was awarded an Arsenal Educational Fellowship to study continuum mechanics at Princeton University where he received his second MS degree (1974). He earned a master of science in applied mechanics from Stevens Institute of Technology (1958) and a bachelor of arts in mathematics from Brooklyn College (1951). He retired in 1986 but maintains his interest in the field through teaching, consulting, and lecturing.


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By Bardia Khosravi on 14 April 2015
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A true textbook, not for the average enthusiast 10 Aug. 2014
By Luke I. Wayman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Make no mistake, this is a college textbook. The text requires an in depth understanding of physics (two semesters of physics with calculus) and calculus (at least three semesters to include three dimensional analysis; scalars, dot product, cross product and the like). As well as two semesters in general chemistry. This is not a text for the home ammunition re-manufacturer, or the precision long range hunter. Look elsewhere for texts on these subjects.
Having said that, this text is in depth and offers an education in the specifics of ballistics. As with most CRC textbooks, they are competitively priced and usually monochromatic.
One of the best books on the subject 13 April 2015
By Joseph Hess - Published on Amazon.com
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One of the best books on the subject. Easy to follow derivations developed from physical concepts. Each chapter ends with example problems for the reader to practice the concepts presented therein.
Five Stars 1 Sept. 2014
By thomas w. tartal - Published on Amazon.com
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Very good, easy to understand and follow.
Five Stars 6 Nov. 2014
By W. Scott - Published on Amazon.com
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Clear and comprehensiive
Five Stars 18 May 2015
By Luis San Martin Riveros - Published on Amazon.com
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Very nice handbook
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