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post #56 of (permalink) Old 07-02-2006, 05:44 PM
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Re: Commentary at its best

Originally Posted by Merton
I am just talking about high school physics in Greece, i guess it is similar elsewhere. The fact that a particle cannot accelerate without the influence of an external force looks pretty elementary. After the racquet contact, the only force on the ball is its own weight.
i'll be a smart-ass for a sec:
Balls with top spin have a Magnus force acting on them, which is why they drop faster. Perhaps this force might also accellerate the ball horizontally, although i'm not too sure.

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