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russ_watters
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Jan6-11, 12:14 AM
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The Topic That Wouldn't Die: Bernoulli's Principle and airfoils

Quote Quote by DaveC426913 View Post
Recently, I was discussing airfoils with a friend. I thought I was being clever and said "No, Bernoulli's Law isn't what's keeping it in the air - that's a fallacy.
Bernoulli's law is an important part of how airplanes fly - it isn't a fallacy. The fallacy is the 'equal transit time' argument, which in a double-fallacy is often fallaciously connected to Bernoulli's principle. The two are not connected to each other.