Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, McBrewster John
VDM Publishing, Sep 20, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 104 pages
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Magnus effect is the phenomenon whereby a spinning object flying in a fluid creates a whirlpool of fluid around itself, and experiences a force perpendicular to the line of motion. The overall behaviour is similar to that around an aerofoil (see lift force) with a circulation which is generated by the mechanical rotation, rather than by aerofoil action.
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