Qualitative study of the magnus effect by playing with the driven spinning top

Florin D.Grosu., Alina Rapa and Ioan Grosu

We report, for the first time, the qualitative study of the Magnus Effect by playing with the new Driven Spinning Top. Experimentation is full of fun and is suitable for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities. Several simple student projects can be realized including a modelling. It is suitable for upper high school students and first years of Physics, engineering university students.

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