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The influence of the Magnus effect in tennis

Scholte, S.I.O (2018) The influence of the Magnus effect in tennis. Bachelor's Thesis, Applied Mathematics.

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The Magnus force is a force that acts upon a rotating ball when the ball moves through a fluid. The spinning leads to a deflection in the direction perpendicular to the spinning axis and the velocity vector. Tennis players strike balls with a lot of top- or backspin. In this thesis, we look to the behavior of a ball played with topspin. Different models are created to explain and calculate the Magnus force of a rotating ball. Finally, we use one of the models in an experiment to find the influence that the Magnus force has on the trajectory of a tennis shot.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Applied Mathematics
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:35
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:35

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