RICOCHET OF SPHERES OFF WATER.

W. Johnson*, S. R. Reid

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Abstract

The ricochet of spheres from a water surface is reviewed, starting with an account of the historical interest in the phenomenon. The theoretical aspects of the problem are considered and a simple theory due to Birkhoff et al. is used to provide data on sphere trajectories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-81
Number of pages11
JournalJ Mech Eng Sci
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1975

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