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Old 01-14-2019, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by md2000 View Post
The closest real-world analogy would be a roulette ball; by hitting the spinning wheel surface and being impacted by the irregular surface, it gains momentum that causes it to spin with the wheel, until it has more momentum that the wheel (less friction between rolling metal ball and surface than between wheel and table.) At that point it continues rolling while the table under it slows down.
IANAGambler, but it's my recollection that the ball in a roulette wheel is directed opposite to the direction that the wheel itself spins. Also most of the time the ball is revolving it is not actually touching a spinning portion of the wheel but is above that. Friction slows the ball then it falls into the spinning portion, but at that time it's motion is mostly chaotic.