About the Author
L. V. Schmidt is Professor Emeritus at the Naval Postgraduate School. His career has included research, design, and teaching in industry, government, and academia. He began his career with the Boeing Airplane Company where he participated in the design of the prototype Boeing 707 jet transport. Later, while with Convair, he was responsible for the stability and control development of the Convair 880 and 990 jet transports. His research interests are in engineering mechanics oriented toward both aircraft and surface ship platforms. In addition to his teaching role in the university setting, he has also taught short courses to engineers and pilots at the Naval Air Test Center.