# How do wings work

```@article{Babinsky2003HowDW,
title={How do wings work},
author={H. Babinsky},
journal={Physics Education},
year={2003},
volume={38},
pages={497-503}
}```
• H. Babinsky
• Published 1 November 2003
• Physics, Education
• Physics Education
The popular explanation of lift is common, quick, sounds logical and gives the correct answer, yet also introduces misconceptions, uses a nonsensical physical argument and misleadingly invokes Bernoulli's equation. A simple analysis of pressure gradients and the curvature of streamlines is presented here to give a more correct explanation of lift.
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