Magnus effect

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Magnus effect

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Isaac Newton, Benjamin Robins, Heinrich Gustav Magnus aerodynamics

Magnus effect

Flettner rotor

Aft

Some sources say the effect is caused by the deflection of the wake, and others say it is caused by a difference in pressure perpendicular to the direction of flight.

If you could eliminate turbulence around a moving body, you would save a lot of energy. Turbulence at its tail slows a projectile more than the force of air at its head.

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