2C20.60 - Magnus Effect - "V" Launcher and Ball
Put a ping pong ball in the groove and throw to show a curve ball.
Styrofoam balls will also work very well and will travel farther than the lighter ping pong balls.
- Rod Cross, "Visualizing Fluid Flow Around a Baseball Using Water Instead of Air", TPT, Vol. 59, #5, May 2021, p. 310.
- V. Timková, "How Magnus Bends the Flying Ball - Experimenting and Modeling", TPT, Vol. 55, #2, February 2017, p. 112-114.
- Brian W. Holmes, "My Teacher Is a Blowhard", TPT, Vol. 34, # 6, Sept. 1996, p. 362.
- "Figuring Physics", TPT, Vol. 25, #6, Sept. 1987, p. 398.
- George Barnes, "Demonstration Curved Trajectories of a Spinning Ball", TPT, Vol. 19, # 6, Sept. 1981, p. 403.
- Dick Minnix, "The Spin on Baseballs or Golfballs", TPT, Vol. 18, # 4, Apr. 1980, p. 308.
- Norman F. Smith, "Bernoulli and Newton in Fluid Mechanics", TPT, Vol.10, # 8, Nov. 1972, p. 451.
- Sidney E. Lang, "Pascal's Law Apparatus", TPT Vol. 6, # 5, May 1968, p. 256.
- Thomas L. Rokoske, "Modification of the Spinning-Ball Demonstration", TPT, Vol. 5 # 2, Feb. 1967, p. 84.
- R. E. Worley, "Bernoulli Demonstration", TPT, Vol. 3, # 7, Oct. 1965, p. 320.
- R. E. Worley, "Bernoulli Demonstration", TPT, April 1963.
- Paul B. Umbanhowar, Daniel I. Goldman, "Low Density Fragile States in Cohesive Powders", AJP, Vol. 74, # 8, Aug. 2006, p. 720.
- Robert G. Watts and Ricardo Ferrer, "The Lateral Force on a Spinning Sphere: Aerodynamics of a Curveball", AJP, Vol. 55, # 1, Jan. 1987, p. 40.
- Fj- 3: Freier and Anderson, A Demonstration Handbook for Physics.
- F- 265: "Curving Cups - Mailing Tube", DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.
- "F- 260: Curving Styrofoam Balls", DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.
- Borislaw Bilash II, David Maiullo, "Curve Baller", A Demo a Day: A Year of Physics Demonstrations, p. 196.
- 4.4, "Fluids in Motion", Cunningham and Herr, Hands - On Physics Activities with Real Life Applications.
- "310, The Curveball", Christopher P. Jargodzki and Franklin Potter, Mad About Physics, p. 125, 260.
- Janice VanCleave, "Curve Ball", Physics for Every Kid, p. 100-101.
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