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How were complex analysis methods, like the Joukowsky transform, used in early aircraft design?

This is a very interesting question but, nevertheless, one could view this from a position of experience, a perspective in fluid mechanics, and an overview of aircraft history, reaching, thereby, a ...
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How were complex analysis methods, like the Joukowsky transform, used in early aircraft design?

A more up-to-date reference that's fairly comprehensive for the first half of the 20th century would be Robinson, A.; Laurmann, J. A. Wing theory. Cambridge, at the University Press, 1956. ix+569 pp. ...
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How were complex analysis methods, like the Joukowsky transform, used in early aircraft design?

"Theoretical and conceptual tool" is probably closer to what happened than "used directly", but how "integral" it was is probably in the eye of the beholder. Joukowsky's ...
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