For a spherical object to curl around whiles moving is not as easy as it looks. We have seen sports men do it several times especially in football. This is a good technique footballers use when there is a free kick closer enough to score.
For the ball to curl around a 5-men wall has a physics background known as Magnus effect. Magnus effect occurs when spinning spherical or cylindrical objects. The effect that we can observe is that the moving spinning object bends away from the intended direction of travel. The spin of the object alters the airflow around the body and by the conservation of momentum it causes the Magnus effect.
The effect is named after the German physicist Heinrich Gustav Magnus, who described the effect in 1852. Other scientists like Sir Issac Newton have explained this effect before Magnus, but it was Magnus who got honoured. This is because it was Magnus who did a more advanced work to make it well understood.
We can see alot of players trying to do this but ends up falling. This effect is also seen in cricket, golf, tennis and baseball.
Content created and supplied by: Raysportz (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More