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Feb. 4, 2016 – It takes a perfect flick of the wrist and just the right angle to get a disk-shaped stone to skip across the surface of the water multiple times. So why is it so easy to get such impressive water-skipping performance from an elastic ball with only a mediocre launch?
Utah State University
skipping stones, skipping spheres, water-skipping performance, water surface, water impact physics
USU College of Engineering, "Walking on Water: USU Researchers Unravel Science of Skipping Spheres | College of Engineering" (2016). College of Engineering News. 118.