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Aerodynamics: What Causes Lift?

Bernoulli's principle, an important principle of fluid dynamics, is often used to explain what causes lift, the upward force that keeps an airplane or glider in flight. This media-enhanced essay from NOVA presents an additional explanation of lift, based on Newton's third law of motion, which holds that in order to produce lift a wing must push air down.

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