# coefficient of drag (CD)/drag coefficient

- A coefficient dependent upon the angle of attack, shape of the airfoil, Reynolds number, and Mach number. Drag coefficient (
*C*) = Drag (_{D }*D*)/Dynamic Pressure (*q*) or {^{1 }/_{2 }(Density (ρ) × Air Speed^{2 }(*V*^{2 }) × Wing Area (*S*).*C*=_{D }*D/qS*, or 2*D*/ρ*V*^{2 }*S*.

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