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Bernoulli's Principle: Airplane Wings

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The lift force on an airplane wing can be explained, in part, with the airfoil shape of the wing and Bernoulli's Principle.

Which one of the following is the most correct statement about air moving past the top of an airplane wing, compared to air moving below the wing?

A

Air moves faster above the wing, leading to a higher pressure above the wing.

B

Air moves faster above the wing, leading to a lower pressure above the wing.

C

Air moves slower above the wing, leading to a higher pressure above the wing.

D

Air moves slower above the wing, leading to a lower pressure above the wing.