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This latest, fifth edition of the "Introduction to Naval Architecture" by E. C. Tupper was published to provide readers with clear understanding of the basic principles of this science. We all know that the naval architecture involves two different tasks - the first one is the analysis of the various individual characteristics of the ship's design, while the second represents the synthesis of a design from above mentioned elements. This analysis calls upon theories and procedures which were developed over the past years. The book addresses all important matters such as flotation and stability, ship form calculations, definitions used, docking, launching, grounding isues, stability regulations, ship resistance and propulsion, seakeeping, ship environments, vibration, noise and schock, structures, design. ship manoeuvring, various ship types.