The physics of badminton

Abstract : The conical shape of a shuttlecock allows it to flip on impact. As a light and extended particle, it flies with a pure drag trajectory. We first study the flip phenomenon and the dynamics of the flight and then discuss the implications on the game. Lastly, a possible classification of different shots is proposed.
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Caroline Cohen, Baptiste Darbois Texier, David Quéré, Christophe Clanet. The physics of badminton. New Journal of Physics, Institute of Physics: Open Access Journals, 2015, 17, pp.063001. ⟨10.1088/1367-2630/17/6/063001⟩. ⟨hal-01214304⟩

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