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At the end of this block of study, you should be able to:
Define airfoil, camber, and chord.
Identify the parts of an airfoil.
Describe Bernoulli's principle and tell how it relates to lift on an airfoil.
Define relative wind, angle of incidence, and angle of attack.
Aeronautics is the term applied to the flight of an aircraft through the atmosphere. As defined in Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, aeronautics is "the science dealing with the operation of aircraft" or "the art or science of flight." We will begin the study of aeronautics in this section by discussing airfoils, relative wind, angle of attack, and the four forces of flight. these are the basics of aeronautics.
|Section 3.1 - AIRFOILS|
|Section 3.2 - BERNOULLI'S PRINCIPLE|
|Section 3.3 - RELATIVE WIND|
|Section 3.4 - REVIEW EXERCISE|
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Updated: December 23, 2008