This book provides a comprehensive guide to the derivation of computational models for aerospace operations from basic physical and mathematical principles. Highly relevant to practitioners, it takes into account the multidisciplinary nature of the aerospace environment and the integrated nature of the models needed to represent it. This introductory level text uses MATLAB[registered] in every major example, with high-level math appearing in the appendices. The reader is given sufficient information needed to represent the basic architecture of the synthetic environment. Dominic Diston has drawn from his experience as a modeling and simulation specialist with BAE Systems along with his more recent academic career to create a resource that will appeal to senior/graduate students and industry practitioners.