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How do airplanes stay in the air? - Raymond Adkins

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Explore the physics of flight, and discover how aerodynamic lift generates the force needed for planes to fly.


By 1917, Albert Einstein had explained the relationship between space and time. But, that year, he designed a flawed airplane wing. His attempt was based on an incomplete theory of how flight works. Indeed, insufficient and inaccurate explanations still circulate today. So, where did Einstein go wrong? And how exactly do planes fly? Raymond Adkins explains the concept of aerodynamic lift.

Lesson by Raymond Adkins, directed by Michael Kalopaidis, Zedem Media.

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