Physics of knuckleballs

  • B. Texier, DavidQuéré andChristopheClanet
  • Published 2016


Zigzag paths in sports ball trajectories are exceptional events. They have been reported in baseball (fromwhere theword knuckleball comes from), in volleyball and in soccer. Such trajectories are associatedwith intermittent breaking of the lateral symmetry in the surrounding flow. The different scenarios proposed in the literature (such as the effect of… (More)


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@inproceedings{Texier2016PhysicsOK, title={Physics of knuckleballs}, author={B. Texier and DavidQu{\'e}r{\'e} andChristopheClanet}, year={2016} }