Magnus effect

Magnus effect
The effect on a spinning cylinder or sphere moving through the fluid, in which a force acts perpendicular to the direction of the spin. As applied to aeronautics in experimental wing forms, the Magnus theory states that if air is directed against a smooth, revolving cylinder, whose circumferential speed is greater than that of the air current, a force is directed against one side of the cylinder—air compressed on one side and vacuum formed on the other—creating lift. Named after physicist Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802–1870).
Lift created by spinning cylinder.

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