G. Eric Matthews, Professor
the WFU Physics
This site provides access to four videos that compare the trajectory of a spool launched toward a camera with the initial rotation of the spool when fired. The air around the spool will exert a force perpendicular to the axis of rotation, pushing the object off of the straight path trajectory. It is part of a collection of typical lecture demonstration videos put together by the physics department at Wake Forest University.
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