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An Extreme Example of the Magnus Effect (and a cool video)

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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 06:20 PM
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I've seen the Magnus Effect in operation before, but this video does a good job showing an extreme example, explaining it to the layman (such as myself), and gives a few interesting real-world applications (other than "Bending it Like Beckham"):


Source:
Why This Backspinning Basketball Flies Like a Bird


Every baseball fan knows a great curve ball when they see one. Thank the Magnus Effect:
The Magnus Effect and Baseball



More information:
Magnus Effect - Wikipedia



edit on 7/16/2015 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 06:33 PM
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Very cool.

I didn't know about the Flettner Rotor driven ships.

Cheers!



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 07:28 PM
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Love it thanks!



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 08:48 PM
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If I could get the spin on my tennis ball to move that ball as far as that basketball moves, I might win a few more tennis games!

But for me the best effect I get from spin is giving the ball strange bounces, like if you put enough backspin on it you can get it to bounce back toward the net instead of continuing on toward the other player as it would with no spin. I'm sure the spin during the ball's flight affects the motion too as the OP video demonstrates, but that demonstration is a lot more impressive than what I see on tennis balls.



posted on Aug, 13 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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I saw this last night. I thought is was cool.



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