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Explanation and discovery in aerodynamics

McCabe, Gordon (2005) Explanation and discovery in aerodynamics. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss and clarify the explanations commonly cited for the aerodynamic lift generated by a wing, and to then analyse, as a case study of engineering discovery, the aerodynamic revolutions which have taken place within Formula 1 in the past 40 years. The paper begins with an introduction that provides a succinct summary of the mathematics of fluid mechanics.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: aerodynamics explantion discovery
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
    Specific Sciences > Mathematics
    Specific Sciences > Physics
    Depositing User: Gordon McCabe
    Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2005
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:13
    Item ID: 2573
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2573

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