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post #58 of (permalink) Old 07-02-2006, 06:13 PM
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Re: Commentary at its best

Originally Posted by Vass
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.

Hmmm... I am pretty sure that the Magnus effect creates a vertical force.
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