The Magnus Effect Is Why a Ball With a Bit of Backspin Goes Like This When Dropped!

The Magnus Effect Is Why a Ball With a Bit of Backspin Goes Like This When Dropped..

Drop a basketball with backspin from a great enough height, and something rather interesting happens. In the video below, Veritasium’s Derek Muler explains the Magnus effect, and why the phenomenon can cause a ball with even a little spin to swerve so dramatically from its expected path.


Source: Idealistic Revolution
The Magnus Effect Is Why a Ball With a Bit of Backspin Goes Like This When Dropped! The Magnus Effect Is Why a Ball With a Bit of Backspin Goes Like This When Dropped! Reviewed by Katerina Pap on 3:03 PM Rating: 5

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