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Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics is the study of the flow of gases around solid objects. It is the scientific basis for heavier-than-air flight.

Topics to cover:

history of aerodynamics[?] (refer to Sir George Cayley)
the four common forces: lift, drag, thrust, weight
compressible flow dynamics
incompressible flow dynamics[?]
transonic aerodynamics[?]
supersonic aerodynamics[?]
hypersonic dynamics[?]
automotive aerodynamics

See also: Aeronautics, Center of pressure

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