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ERIC Number: EJ1037295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
What Supports an Aeroplane? Force, Momentum, Energy and Power in Flight
Robertson, David
Physics Education, v49 n1 p75-82 Jan 2014
Some apparently confusing aspects of Newton's laws as applied to an aircraft in normal horizontal flight are neatly resolved by a careful analysis of force, momentum, energy and power. A number of related phenomena are explained at the same time, including the lift and induced drag coefficients, used empirically in the aviation industry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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