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This section of the Pilot's Web website contains introductory information on various flight related physical principles. Topics include Newton's laws of motion and force, airfoils, lift and drag, forces acting on an airplane, speed, flight maneuvers, the effects of roll, and more. Each topic contains good illustrations, descriptions, and equations.
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Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
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- Lower Undergraduate
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Bernoulli's Principle, airfoils, drag, forces, lift, moments
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Date Metadata Instance was created July 1, 2003 by Waylon Flinn
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.

Topic: Dynamics: Forces and Motion
Unit Title: Newton's Second Law & Net Force

This community resource authored by various aeronautics professionals provides illustrated explanations of lift/drag, load and load factor, airfoil, vectors, and forces acting on an airplane in all phases of flight.

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AIP Format
(Pilot's Web), WWW Document, (http://www.pilotsweb.com/principle.htm).
The Principles of Flight, (Pilot's Web), <http://www.pilotsweb.com/principle.htm>.
APA Format
The Principles of Flight. (n.d.). Retrieved September 24, 2020, from Pilot's Web: http://www.pilotsweb.com/principle.htm
Chicago Format
Pilot's Web. The Principles of Flight. Pilot's Web. http://www.pilotsweb.com/principle.htm (accessed 24 September 2020).
MLA Format
The Principles of Flight. Pilot's Web. 24 Sep. 2020 <http://www.pilotsweb.com/principle.htm>.
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@misc{ Title = {The Principles of Flight}, Publisher = {Pilot's Web}, Volume = {2020}, Number = {24 September 2020}, Year = {} }
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