
Journal of Convex Analysis 16 (2009), No. 2, 601604 Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2009 A New Approach to Newton's Aerodynamic Problem Vladimir Jankovic Mathematical Faculty, Studentski trg 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia vjankovic@poincare.matf.bg.ac.yu We consider the following Generalized Aerodynamic Problem: Find a convex body of a given length and of a given maximal section, which has the minimal resistence when moving in a rarefied medium. We prove the existence of a solution for this problem. Keywords: Convex body, rarefied medium, resistance. MSC: 49J10, 26B25 [ Fulltextpdf (84 KB)] for subscribers only. 