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  • Diagram of airflow around a wing: shows the Bernoulli Principle.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 10 January 2016, Updated 28 September 2021 Size: 100 KB Referencing Hub media

    When the air splits to go around the wing, the air that is forced over the wing travels farther and the distance between the air molecules increases, making the air above the wing less dense, or lower pressure. The pressure difference between higher pressure air below the wing and lower pressure air above the wing causes lift.

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