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Article: One way of trying to understand the amount of downwash produced by a lifting surface is called the "momentum" theory of lift.  In this theory, the lift produced by a wing (fin, rudder, sail) is equal to the downward "push" it gives to the air that it passes through.  By deflecting the air downwards, the wing is lifted upwards.  

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  • Science > Physics

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Keywords:

physics lift sail wind boat speed

Language:

English

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