Q 10.4 Explain why 

(e) A spinning cricket ball in air does not follow a parabolic trajectory

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S Sayak

The ball while travelling rotates about its axis as well causing a difference in air velocities at different points around it thus creating pressure difference which results in external forces. In the absence of air, a ball would have travelled along the expected parabolic path.

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