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Frisbee Throw Biomechanics

Hummel, Sarah. "Frisbee Flight Sim u lation and Throw Biomechanics ." . University of Caifornia Davis, n.d. Web. 17 Nov 2013. <http://biosport.ucdavis.edu/research-projects/frisbee-flight-simulation-and-throw-biomechanics/HummelThesis.pdf>.

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This is an article written by Sarah Hummel that details all of the various physics aspects that affect the act of throwing a frisbee.  It will be quite useful in describing the physics of frisbees.  It helps to reinforce all of the other research articles that I've found, but it still doesn't really go into detail about the physics of actually throwing the frisbee and instead goes into detail about the physics of the flying frisbee.

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University of Florida Newsletter

Keller, Katherine. "Undergraduate Physics Newsletter." . University of Florida, n.d. Web. 17 Nov 2013. <http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~upnews/archives/04_12.pdf>.

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This is an article written by a physics student in the University of Florida detailing Bernoulli's principle that since the air above the frisbee is moving across it faster than the air below it, which helps to increase the lift of the frisbee, much like an airplane.  This article just helps to reinforce what all my other research has been pointing at in regards to the Bernoulli's principle.

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Bernoulli's Principle

"Bernoulli's Principle." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2013): 1. Academic Search Complete. Web. 16 Nov. 2013.

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This is an entry in an Encyclopedia detailing the Bernoulli's principle, which states that as a moving fluid's speed increases, it's pressure decreases.  The moving fluid that will be used for frisbees will be the air surrounding the frisbee, which allows the frisbee to fly further than it otherwise would.

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Phillip Stackhouse's comment, November 17, 2013 10:46 AM
I found this one on the madisoncollege database, but I don't know what I need to post on here to prove that...
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Grade 6 Flight Webquest: Four Forces & Bernoulli's Principles

Grade 6 Flight Webquest: Four Forces & Bernoulli's Principles | Frisbee Throws | Scoop.it

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This is a brief description of the Bernoulli's Principles and also the different forces that dictate flight.

I also found a nice book, "http://www.amazon.com/Frisbee-Practitioners-Manual-Definitive-Treatise/dp/0911104534", and I'm going to look to see if I can find it at a local library, or I might order it from amazon (as linked above), since it is relatively inexpensive.

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Ben Siebers's comment, November 1, 2013 2:07 PM
This source looks good to me, I think the explanations they provide are nice. I especially liked the nasa video with the dudes dressed as the wright bros. Nice work.
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Frisbee by the Masters

Tips, Charles. Frisbee by the Masters. Celestial Arts Publishing Company, 1977. Print.

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This is a book detailing the physics of throwing a frisbee.  It goes into detail about the various forces that affect the flight of the frisbee.

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The Physics of Frisbee Article

Morrison, V.R. "The Physics of Frisbees." Electronic Journal of Classical Mechanics and Relativity. Sackville, NB: 2006. <http://web.mit.edu/womens-ult/www/smite/frisbee_physics.pdf>.

Phillip Stackhouse's insight:

This is an article written by a physics teacher at Mount Allison University in Canada.  It details the two main physical concepts of flying frisbees; aerodynamic lift and gyroscopic stability.  This will be useful in detailing the physics of the frisbee while it is in flight, but not while it is being thrown.

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Maria Marmarou's curator insight, October 31, 2014 9:33 AM

I never knew anything about the physics of a frisbee until I read this.

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Spinning Flight

Book called "Spinning Flight: Dynamics of Frisbees, Boomerangs, Samaras, and Skipping Stones."

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Lorenz, Ralph. Spinning Flight: Dynamics of Frisbees, Boomerangs, Samaras, and Skipping Stones. New York, NY: Springer Science Business Media, LLC, 2006. Print.

 

This book goes into detail about all of the physics of various flying toys.  One of the main items in the book is the physics of flying frisbees and throwing frisbees.  So far, out of all of my research, this book has been one of the best sources of information that I have found.

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Phillip Stackhouse's comment, November 17, 2013 10:46 AM
I found this one on the madisoncollege database, but I don't know what I need to post on here to prove that...