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When I play kan-jam, I contently wonder why I cannot stop winning. I realized this is because I am fully in touch with physics when I throw the Frisbee. I did some looking around on the web and learned that spin on the Frisbee gives it stability. The combination of air resistance, lift and gravity causes the disk to glide through the air. The Frisbee connects greatly to Newton's 3rd law. This is because the Frisbee constantly pushes air downward, and in return the Frisbee is propelled upward because for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The Frisbee also slices through the air and creates a low pressure area above and a high pressure area below it, according to the Bernoulli principle. This causes the Frisbee to lift, and is also used when trying to get planes to fly.


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