Baseball - curve ball

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Hello everyone,

In baseball, everyone talks about how awesome the curve ball is and how the pitcher is defying physics to deliver such a ball? Is it really true? Does the curve ball not follow the laws of physics?

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  • prajputprajput Member
    In fact, it is exactly the opposite. The curve ball in baseball or the swing of a cricket ball can be easily explained using science. A spinning object moving through a fluid experiences a deviation in its trajectory relative to that which is followed if the object were not spinning. This phenomenon is referred to as the Magnus effect. 
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