An Explanation of the Magnus Effect and How It Impacts Everything From Sports Balls to Boats and Aircraft

A recent episode of Veritasium, host Derek Muller provides an explanation of the Magnus effect and how it impacts everything from sports balls to boats and aircraft. The Magnus effect causes a rotating sphere or cylinder to curve through the air, and Muller uses an incredible video from How Ridiculous’ recent record-setting basketball shot from the Gordon Dam in Tasmania to demonstrate.