Study of curling mechanism by precision kinematic measurements of curling stone’s motion

@article{Murata2022StudyOC,
  title={Study of curling mechanism by precision kinematic measurements of curling stone’s motion},
  author={Jiro Murata},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2022},
  volume={12}
}
  • J. Murata
  • Published 1 March 2022
  • Physics
  • Scientific Reports
Why do curling stones curl? That is a question physicists are often asked, yet no answer has been established. Stones rotating clockwise curl right, contrary to our naive expectations. After a century of debate between contradicting hypotheses, this paper provides a possible answer based on experimental evidence. A digital image analysis technique was used to perform precision kinematic measurements of a curling stone’s motion to identify the curling mechanism. We observed a significant left… 

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