Newton's theory of lift

Newton's theory of lift

[′nüt·ənz ‚thē·ə·rē əv ′lift]
(fluid mechanics)
A theory of the forces acting on an airfoil in a fluid current in which these forces are assumed to result from the impact of particles of the fluid on the body.
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