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In summary, lifting line theory is a mathematical model that uses equations to analyze the aerodynamics of a wing during steady, level flight. It assumes the wing is an infinitely long and straight line and makes certain assumptions, such as two-dimensional and incompressible flow, to predict lift and drag forces. Helmholtz theorems are used to find solutions to the governing equations, but the theory has limitations such as only being applicable to certain wing shapes and not accounting for three-dimensional effects. Despite these limitations, lifting line theory is commonly used in the design and analysis of aircraft wings and has applications in various other fields.

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Lifting line theory is a mathematical model used to analyze the aerodynamics of a wing during steady, level flight. It assumes that the wing can be represented as a straight, infinitely long line and uses mathematical equations to predict the lift and drag forces acting on the wing.

The main assumptions made in lifting line theory include:

- The wing is infinitely long and straight
- The wing has a constant cross-sectional shape along its span
- The flow around the wing is two-dimensional and incompressible
- The lift and drag forces act perpendicular and parallel to the free stream velocity, respectively
- The lift and drag coefficients are constant along the span of the wing

Helmholtz theorems are used in lifting line theory to find the solution to the governing equations for lift and circulation. These theorems state that the lift and circulation can be expressed as a line integral of the velocity potential around the wing, and can be calculated using a closed contour integral.

Lifting line theory has several limitations, including:

- It only applies to wings with moderate aspect ratios and low angles of attack
- It assumes a constant lift and drag coefficient along the span of the wing
- It does not account for three-dimensional effects, such as wingtip vortices
- It is not accurate for highly swept wings or non-planar lifting surfaces

Lifting line theory is commonly used in the design and analysis of aircraft wings, as it provides a simplified mathematical model for predicting lift and drag forces. It is also used in the study of fluid dynamics and aerodynamics, and has applications in other fields such as wind turbine design and sailboat performance.

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