One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1treated as singular The study of the properties of moving air and the interaction between the air and solid bodies moving through it.
- ‘Thanks to class-leading aerodynamics, wind noise is very low, while engine and road noises are also very effectively suppressed.’
- ‘Even the great 16th century artist Leonardo da Vinci made studies of aerodynamics and flying apparatus.’
- ‘The No.24 was looking for balance between aerodynamics and mechanical grip.’
- ‘Hence, it must be that the ‘hypothesis’ that aircraft are borne through the air has the same standing in science as aerodynamics does.’
- ‘Tyres, engines and aerodynamics will be different in 2005.’
- ‘In the early 1890's Eiffel gave up the daily management of his business and became absorbed in the new science of aerodynamics.’
- ‘In my view the relationship between grip, aerodynamics, and engine power, we sort of shifted away.’
- ‘Author weaves in accurate scientific descriptions of aerodynamics, electronics, electromagnetics, etc.’
- ‘The science of aerodynamics is all about the flow of air around an object and the forces it exerts on that item.’
- ‘We looked at aerodynamics, electronics and tyres.’
- ‘Or did so-called experts so completely misunderstand the aerodynamics of supersonic flight?’
- ‘Their use of a wind tunnel helped define the science of aerodynamics and had influence far beyond their time.’
- ‘It is a very cross-discipline technology with elements as diverse as mechanical, electronic and electrical, structural and aerodynamics.’
- ‘The most challenging elements of the new Technical Regulations are in the areas of aerodynamics and engine.’
- ‘The University of Bath researchers are studying the complex aerodynamics needed to fly very small unmanned aircraft.’
- ‘The car incorporates lots of Formula One-style technology, from trick underfloor aerodynamics to special steering wheel controls.’
- ‘Students study subjects such as aerodynamics, aircraft electrical systems and avionics.’
- ‘The team has cut up cars and had engineers work on aerodynamics, but nothing has helped.’
- ‘But the boom in major breakthroughs in the science of aerodynamics had dwindled.’
- ‘It's got nothing to do with the efficient flow of air, which is what good aerodynamics is all about.’
- ‘Race cars are usually fitted with spoilers and ground effects to improve aerodynamics and thus, its acceleration and fuel economy.’
- 1.1treated as plural The properties of a solid object regarding the manner in which air flows around it.
- ‘It's just the way these cars are designed with the aerodynamics.’
- ‘The fur on tennis balls and the stitching on baseballs also create turbulence, which similarly affects the aerodynamics.’
- ‘But last week in testing we made some steps forward in terms of tyres and aerodynamics, so we should be strong here.’
- ‘Now there are shoes with anti-gravitational pull devices, shirts with air circulation systems and shorts with built-in aerodynamics.’
- ‘A pilot needs to understand some basic aerodynamics.’
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