“The Physics of Sailing”


Cover Story in Feb. 2008 Physics Today

“Sails and keels, like airplane wings, exploit Bernulli’s principle. Aerodynamic and hydrodamic insights help designers create faster sailboats.”
This article was written by Bryon D. Anderson, an experimental nuclear physicist and chairman of the physics department at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He is also an avid sailor who lectures and writes about the intersection between physics and sailing. 
Click here to view the article online (this link take you to the article on the American Institute of Physic’s website):

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