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written by G. Eric Matthews, Professor
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This video demonstrates that a ping pong ball can "float" on a stream of air. The air rushing around the ball creates a pressure low enough to lift and support the ball, even when the ball is not directly over the air source.  As long as the low pressure spot is under the center of mass of the ball, it will stay "afloat".



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bernoulli force, fluid dynamics, lecture-demonstration
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R. Matthews, (Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, 1997), WWW Document, (http://physics.wfu.edu/demolabs/demos/2/2c/2C2030.html).
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R. Matthews, WFU Physics Demo Video: Floating Ping Pong Ball (Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, 1997), <http://physics.wfu.edu/demolabs/demos/2/2c/2C2030.html>.
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Matthews, R. (2007, October 19). WFU Physics Demo Video: Floating Ping Pong Ball. Retrieved July 29, 2014, from Wake Forest University: http://physics.wfu.edu/demolabs/demos/2/2c/2C2030.html
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Matthews, Rick. WFU Physics Demo Video: Floating Ping Pong Ball. Winston-Salem: Wake Forest University, October 19, 2007. http://physics.wfu.edu/demolabs/demos/2/2c/2C2030.html (accessed 29 July 2014).
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Matthews, Rick. WFU Physics Demo Video: Floating Ping Pong Ball. Winston-Salem: Wake Forest University, 1997. 19 Oct. 2007. 29 July 2014 <http://physics.wfu.edu/demolabs/demos/2/2c/2C2030.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Rick Matthews", Title = {WFU Physics Demo Video: Floating Ping Pong Ball}, Publisher = {Wake Forest University}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {29 July 2014}, Month = {October 19, 2007}, Year = {1997} }
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