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Magnus force/effect

  1. Nov 26, 2005 #1
    I'm doing a paper on projectile movement, and have come across the Magnus force/effect. According to the Wikipedia article the Magnus force seems not to be the only force from the Magnus effect: "In addition to the Magnus force, the boundary layer of the flow is delayed on the side that is moving in the same direction as the free stream flow, and is advanced on the side moving against the flow." But I've seen the Magnus lift explained as if the delay and advance of the boundary layers was a part of the Magnus force. Which is correct?
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