See also: Pool Physics FAQ page and the online Pool Physics Quiz.

General Interest Books

  • Alciatore, D., The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards, Sterling Publishing, 2004.
  • Daish, C., The Physics of Ball Games, pp. 77-83 and 146-161, The English Universities Press, 1972.
  • Griffing, D., The Dynamics of Sports, pp. 353-375, Mohican Publishing Company, Loudonville, Ohio, 1982.
  • Koehler, J., The Science of Pocket Billiards, Sportology Publications, 1989.
  • Stoddard, J., The Science of Billiards, The F. A. Bassette Co., 1913.

Technical Books

  • Brogliato, B., Nonsmooth Mechanics: Models, Dynamics and Control, Springer, 2016.
  • Coriolis, G., Theorie mathematique des effets du jeu de billard (Mathematical Theory of the Game of Billiards) , Journal de l’Ecole polytechnique, 1835.
    • Nadler, D., “Mathematical Theory of Spin, Friction, and Collision in the Game of Billiards,” an English translation of Coriolis’ book, 2005.
  • Marlow, W., The Physics of Pocket Billiards, Marlow Advanced Systems Technologies (MAST), 1995.
  • Shepard, R., “Amateur Physics for the Amateur Pool Player,” 3rd edition, 1997.
  • Stronge, W., “Impact Mechanics,” Cambridge University Press, 2000.

See also: bibliography including French publications

General Interest Articles

Technical Articles

See also: list of impact-related articles from Ray Higley


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