WOLFRAM SYSTEM MODELER
Component calculating the magnus force
The Magnus force is dependent on the geometry and size of the object, the density of the air, the spin factor, the velocity of the object, and the so-called Reynold's number. The calculation of the actual force is quite straightforward and can be seen in the text view of this component (press Ctrl+3). Look at the variable F_M to see the final force equation.
The equations are taken from the book Physics for Game Programmers, written by Grant Palmer.
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Type: Density (kg/m³)
Description: Density of the fluid (1.225 kg/m^3 for air)