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Maths in Work: Spin Affects Movement

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Created on 19 May 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 02 February 2011 by ncetm_administrator

Title Spin Affects Movement
Organisation Sheffield Hallam University - Simon Choppin
Simon Choppin is a Sports Engineer Researcher at the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University. He is involved in improving the performance of those involved in sport and exercise, and the equipment and machines that they use. In this clip he demonstrates a bowling machine which, by varying the speed of two rotating wheels, causes a ball to have left, right, top or bottom spin applied to it, which affects the behaviour of the ball after it strikes its target. The mathematics involves angles in vertical and horizontal planes.
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