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The Abstract Content Abstracts are summaries that give the basic content of a document to a reader quickly and accurately so that the reader can decide whether or not the document relates to his interests and whether or not he needs to read the document. Thus, abstracts should be self-contained; they must be able to stand independently of the document they abstract and still be understandable, especially since they often appear without the document in journals, reviews, etc. There are two types of abstracts: l) descriptive and 2) informational. The descriptive abstract functions as a table of contents. It indicates what topics are covered in the document, but it doesn't indicate what the document says about these topics. The informational abstract gives the essence of the document. It states the problem, the method used to study it, and the principal data and conclusions. The informational abstract is the more commonly used of the two in Aerospace Engineering. In writing the abstract you should not discuss the experimental data in detail or include lengthy
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