How do wings work

  title={How do wings work},
  author={H. Babinsky},
  journal={Physics Education},
  • H. Babinsky
  • Published 2003
  • Mathematics
  • 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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