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dr_dave
04-27-2005, 03:30 PM
FYI,

I just added a new section to my website (http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga/pool/) called Pool and Billiards Physics Resources (http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga/pool/physics.html). It lists and provides links to many general interest and technical articles and books dealing with the physics and understanding of pool principles. If you have any interest in this sort of thing, check it out and please let me know if I have missed any important listings.

Regards,
Dr. Dave

dr_dave
04-27-2005, 03:43 PM
FYI,

The book written by Coriolis in 1835, "Theorie mathematique des effets du jeu de billard" (English translation: "Mathematical Theory of the Game of Billiards"), is most definitely THE BIBLE of pool physics.

I will be writing a series of articles about some of Coriolis' conclusions (for those of you who don't read French and don't like difficult mathematics). FYI, David Nadler is currently working on an English translation that he expects to finish later this year. My article research is based on his translation. I just posted my first article online. It provides an introduction and presents and illustrates four of Coriolis' conclusions dealing with cue ball paths, maximum English, masse shot aiming, and the half-ball hit. Coriolis had all of this stuff figured out in 1835!

The article (July'05) can be found online (http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga/pool/bd_articles/index.html). Check it out.

Regards,
Dr. Dave

BigRigTom
04-27-2005, 05:19 PM
Great information Dr. Dave.
As one of those people who likes to try to understand all the minute details of things (sometimes to the despair of my family and friends) I will truly enjoy plowing through these new references.
Thanks a bunch. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

ras314
04-27-2005, 06:19 PM
Is this the same guy that derived the coriolis "forces" acting on bullets fired in a rotating coordiante system?

dr_dave
04-28-2005, 08:02 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote ras314:</font><hr> Is this the same guy that derived the coriolis "forces" acting on bullets fired in a rotating coordiante system?<hr /></blockquote>
Yep ... same amazing guy. The "Coriolis force" also explains why hurricanes and tornados turn counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere, and it is also very important to engineers when calculating forces in machines.

dr_dave
04-28-2005, 08:10 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote BigRigTom:</font><hr> Great information Dr. Dave.
As one of those people who likes to try to understand all the minute details of things (sometimes to the despair of my family and friends) I will truly enjoy plowing through these new references.
Thanks a bunch. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif<hr /></blockquote>
You're very welcome. I also enjoy (and even demand) to completely understand things. That's the only way I can fully embrace and accept concepts and principles. I think most engineers are this way, sometimes to the detriment of their loved ones.

Dave

PS: BTW, in case you hadn't noticed, the references aren't really that "new" (e.g., 1835!, 1913, 1963, etc.). /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

DickLeonard
04-29-2005, 05:48 AM
Dr.Dave RPI in Troy has a Pool Book from the 1800s in their Library. I might have to walk over and read the book.####

dr_dave
04-29-2005, 09:23 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote DickLeonard:</font><hr> Dr.Dave RPI in Troy has a Pool Book from the 1800s in their Library. I might have to walk over and read the book.#### <hr /></blockquote>
If you think it is worth looking at, please let us know what the full bibliographic reference is (title, author, title, year).

Thanks,
Dave

DickLeonard
04-29-2005, 09:27 AM
DR.Dave will do.####

dr_dave
04-29-2005, 11:25 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote dr_dave:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote ras314:</font><hr> Is this the same guy that derived the coriolis "forces" acting on bullets fired in a rotating coordiante system?<hr /></blockquote>
Yep ... same amazing guy. The "Coriolis force" also explains why hurricanes and tornados turn counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere, and it is also very important to engineers when calculating forces in machines.<hr /></blockquote>
If anybody is more curious about the "Coriolis" force and how it relates to flushing toilets, here's a fairly east-to-read (relatively speaking) website (pointed out to me by wolfdancer) that describes it:
Coriolis force made simple (http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~dvandom/Edu/newcor.html)
It doesn't pertain directly to pool, but it does show what else Coriolis was interested in besides pool physics.

dr_dave
02-06-2006, 10:20 AM
For those of you interested in checking out the English translation of Coriolis' book, the author (David Nadler) now has a website (http://www.coriolisbilliards.com/) available.

Regards,
Dr. Dave

<blockquote><font class="small">Quote dr_dave:</font><hr> FYI,

The book written by Coriolis in 1835, "Theorie mathematique des effets du jeu de billard" (English translation: "Mathematical Theory of the Game of Billiards"), is most definitely THE BIBLE of pool physics.

I will be writing a series of articles about some of Coriolis' conclusions (for those of you who don't read French and don't like difficult mathematics). FYI, David Nadler is currently working on an English translation that he expects to finish later this year. My article research is based on his translation. I just posted my first article online. It provides an introduction and presents and illustrates four of Coriolis' conclusions dealing with cue ball paths, maximum English, masse shot aiming, and the half-ball hit. Coriolis had all of this stuff figured out in 1835!

The article (July'05) can be found online (http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga/pool/bd_articles/index.html). Check it out.

Regards,
Dr. Dave <hr /></blockquote>