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Mystery of Sports Balls


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The article finds what principles of fluid dynamics influence the performance of sports balls. At some point in time, many of us have wondered what puts the curve in Randy Johnson's baseball, the drop in Sania Mirza's S-serve with tennis ball, the flight in Tiger Wood's drive with golf ball or Irfan Pathan's swing with cricket ball. The answers to these questions all share the common principles of fluid mechanics. The fluid mechanics of sports balls directly affect athletic performance. This is vital information for maintaining interest and competitive competency in athletic games.
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Akshoy Ranjan Paul
Department of Mechanical Engineering, India

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The article finds what principles of fluid dynamics influence the performance of sports balls. At some point in time, many of us have wondered what puts the curve in Randy Johnson's baseball, the drop in Sania Mirza's S-serve with tennis ball, the flight in Tiger Wood's drive with golf ball or Irfan Pathan's swing with cricket ball. The answers to these questions all share the common principles of fluid mechanics. The fluid mechanics of sports balls directly affect athletic performance. This is vital information for maintaining interest and competitive competency in athletic games.