William F Milliken's handling research is fundamental to modern automobile design and his definitive books on vehicles dynamics provided engineers and racers with practical understanding of chassis design for maximum performance.
'Equations of Motion' is the "technical autobiography" of the automotive and aeronautical engineering pioneer Bill Milliken. It is the story of Milliken's lifetime of experimentation and innovation and in vehicle stability and control. In 'Equations of Motion' Milliken vividly recounts his experience pushing airplanes and race cars beyond their limits.
His exciting life provides singular, real-world insight into the challenge and joy of engineering and the history of vehicle dynamics. 'Equations of Motion' is an engaging portrayal of doing one's best, following one's dreams and taking the adventurous route to solving real challenges. It is a fantastic story and a must read for any motoring, flying or engineering enthusiast.
● Growing up Down East, 1911-1932
● An Engineer's Education at MIT, 1932-1936
● War Effort, 1936-1943
● Transition to Research, 1944-1947
● Automobile Racing, 1947-1960
● Automotive Research, 1956-2002
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