Electricity and Magnetism. R.C. Cross, Longman, Hawthorn (1976)

An introduction to Alfven waves, R. C. Cross, Adam Hilger, (1988)

The Physics and Technology of Tennis, H. Brody, R. Cross and C. Lindsey, Racquet Tech Publishing, (2002).

R. Cross, Materials and Tennis Strings, Chapter 8 in Materials in sports equipment, Ed M. Jenkins, Woodhead, Cambridge, (2003).

R. Cross and S. Miller, Equipment and advanced performance, in Biomechanics of Advanced Tennis Coaching, Elliott, Crespo and Reid (Eds), ITF Publishing (2003).

R. Cross and C. Lindsey, Technical Tennis, Racquet Tech Publishing, Vista, CA, USA (2005).

R. Cross, Physics of Baseball and Softball, Springer NY (2011).



R. Cross, Fatal falls from a height: two case studies, J Forensic Sciences, 51, 93-99 (2006).

R. Cross, Forensic Physics 101: Falls from a height, Am. J. Phys. 76, 833-837 (2008).

R. Cross, Evidence for murder: how physics convicted a killer, UNSW Press (2009).

R. Cross, Misinterpretation of expert evidence in Wood v R, Australian J Forensic Sciences 46(4), 368-382 (2014) DOI 10.1080/00450618.2013.879207








R.C. Cross, Interpreting positive Hall voltages in terms of electron rather than hole motion. Am. J. Phys. 46, 771-2 (1978).

E. Kunhhardt and R.C. Cross, Demonstration of dispersive effects. Am. J. Phys. 47, 429-30 (1979).

R.C. Cross and G.A. Collins, Compensated RC integrators. Am. J. Phys. 49, 479-80 (1981).

R.C. Cross, Demonstration of wave propagation in a periodic structure. Am. J. Phys. 53, 563-7 (1985).

R.C. Cross, Current transformers. Am. J. Phys. 54, 1110-13 (1986).

R.C. Cross, A simple measurement of string motion, Am. J. Phys. 56, 1047-8 (1988).

R.C. Cross, Magnetic lines of force and rubber bands, Am. J. Phys. 57, 722-5 (1989).

R.C. Cross, Role of the centrifugal force in vehicle roll, Am. J. Phys. 67, 447-8 (1999).

R.C. Cross, Tension loss along a string, Am. J. Phys. 68, 1152-1153 (2000).

R. Cross, Fall and bounce of pencils and other elongated objects, Am. J. Phys, 74, 26-30 (2006).

R. Cross, Aerodynamics of a party balloon, The Physics Teacher, 45, 334-336 (2007).

R. Cross, Vertical bounce of two vertically aligned balls, Am. J. Phys. 75, 1009-1016 (2007).

R. Cross, Differences between bouncing balls, springs and rods, Am. J. Phys. 76, 908-915 (2008).

R. Cross, Edme Mariotte and Newton’s Cradle, The Physics Teacher, 50, 206-207 (2012).

R. Cross, Elastic and viscous properties of silly putty, Am. J. Phys. 80, 870-875 (2012).

R. Cross and M. Wheatland, Modeling a falling slinky, Am. J. Phys. 80, 1051- 1060 (2012).

R. Cross, Spinning eggs and ballerinas, Physics Education 48(1), 51-56 (2013).

R. Cross, Spherical Tippe tops, The Physics Teacher 51(3), 144-145 (2013).

R. Cross, The rise and fall of spinning tops, Am. J. Phys. 81(4), 280-289 (2013).

R. Cross, Rocking and rolling rattlebacks, The Physics Teacher 51(9), 544-545 (2013).

R. Cross, Laithwaite’s heavy spinning disk demonstration, The Physics Teacher 52(9), 349-350 (2014).


R. Cross, Ball collision experiments, Physics Education 50(1), 52-57 (2015).

R. Cross, Experimenting with a spinning disk, Physics Education, 50(2), 197-202 (2015).

R. Cross, Why low bounce balls exhibit high rolling resistance, Physics Education 50(6), 717-721 (2015)

R. Cross, Motion of an inclined cylinder on an inclined plane, Eur. J. Phys. 36, 055011 (2015)

R. Cross, Simple measurements of rolling friction and deformation when COF < 0.001, Eur. J. Phys. 36,  065018 (2015)

R. Cross, Effects of surface roughness on rolling friction, Eur. J. Phys. 36, 065029 (2015)

R. Cross, Rolling to a stop down an inclined plane, Eur. J. Phys. 36, 065047 (2015)

R. Cross, Why chalk breaks into three pieces when dropped, The Physics Teacher 53(1), 13-14 (2015).

R. Cross, Precession of a spinning ball rolling down an inclined plane, The Physics Teacher, 53, 217-219 (2015)


R. Cross, Filling or draining a water bottle with two holes, Phys. Educ. 51(July) 045014 (2016)

R. Cross, Comment on ‘Sonic beam model of Newton’s cradle’, Phys. Educ. 51(Nov) 066501 (2016)

R. Cross, Newton’s cradle in billiards and croquet, Phys. Educ.51 (Nov) 065020 (2016)

R. Cross, Motion of a ball on a moving surface, Phys. Teach., 54 (Feb), 76-79 (2016)

R. Cross, Vertical impact of a sphere falling into water, Phys. Teach. 54 (March), 153-155 (2016)

R. Cross, The Chappaquiddick Incident, Phys. Teach. 54 (Dec) 520-522 (2016)

R. Cross, Coulomb’s Law for rolling friction, Am. J. Phys. 84(3), 221-230 (2016)


R. Cross, Tilting a wobbly chair, Phys. Educ. 52(March), 023006 (2017)

R. Cross, A comment on ‘pseudowork’, Phys. Educ. 52(4), 045022 (2017)

R. Cross, Origins of rolling friction, Phys. Educ. 52, 055001 (2017)

R. Cross, Coefficient of restitution for a superelastic collision, Eur J Phys 38, 025006 (2017)

R. Cross, Experimental investigation of an elastic pendulum, Eur J Phys 38, 065004 (2017)

R. Cross, Rolling uphill, Phys. Teach. 55(April) 221 (2017)

R. Cross, Elastic and inelastic collisions of a ball with a wood block, Phys. Teach., 55, 467-469 (2017)


R. Cross, Throwing accuracy, Phys. Educ., 53, 035021 (2018)

R. Cross, A common problem with video cameras, Phys. Educ. 53, 055014 (2018)

R. Cross, Static friction on a ball rolling down an incline, Phys. Educ. 53 065014 (2018)

R. Cross, Multiple collisions of two steel balls in a Newton’s cradle, Eur J Phys 39,  025001 (2018)

R. Cross, Why does a spinning egg rise? Eur. J. Phys. 39, 025002 (2018)

R. Cross, Dynamics of a spherical tippe top, Eur. J. Phys, 39, 035001 (2018)

R. Cross, Effects of rolling friction on a spinning coin or disk, Eur. J. Phys, 39, 035005 (2018)

R. Cross, Backward bounce of a spinning ball, Eur. J. Phys. 39, 045007 (2018)

R. Cross and P. Dewhurst, Launch speed, angle and spin in golf, Eur. J. Phys. 39 065003 (2018)

R. Cross, Basic physics of vehicle acceleration, Phys. Teach. 56, 358-360 (2018)

R. Cross, Comment on ‘Two balls collision of mass ratio 3:1’, Phys. Teach. 56, 420 (2018)

R. Cross, Comment on ‘Decluttering our thinking..’ Am. J. Phys. 86, 325 (2018)


R. Cross, Bounce of a perfectly elastic ball, Phys. Educ. 54, 013001 (2019)

R. Cross, Measuring the topspin and sidespin components of a rolling ball, Phys. Educ. 54, 015022 (2019)

R. Cross, Julius Sumner Miller, Phys. Educ. 54, 026501 (2019)

R. Cross, Why some balls spin faster than others when they bounce, Phys. Educ. 54, 035009 (2019)

R. Cross, The impact of a hammer and a nail, Phys. Educ. 54(5), 055022 (2019)

R. Cross, A spinning top for physics experiments, Phys. Educ. 54(5), 055028 (2019)

R. Cross, Correcting camera perspective errors, Phys. Educ. 54(6), 063005 (2019)

R. Cross, Rolling over an obstacle, Eur. J. Phys. 40(1), 015005 (2019)

R. Cross, Oblique impact of a spinning rubber ball, Eur. J. Phys. 40(2), 025002 (2019)

R. Cross, Elastic deformation of a bouncing ball, Eur. J. Phys. 40(3), 035002 (2019)

R. Cross, Energy losses in a rolling ball, Eur. J. Phys. 40(3), 035003 (2019)

R. Cross, Spin experiments with a biased ball, Eur. J. Phys. 40(5), 055003 (2019)

R. Cross, The abrupt ending of a spinning disk, Eur. J. Phys. 40(6), 065002 (2019)

R. Cross and C. Lindsey, Collision of a ball with the edge of a step, Eur. J. Phys. 40(6), 065007 (2019)

R. Cross and K Brecher, Physics of the PhiTOP,  Phys.Teach. 57(2) 74-5 (2019)

R. Cross, Oblique impact of a steel ball, Powder Tech. 351, 282-90 (2019)


R. Cross, Pendulum motion of a biased cylindrical tube, Eur. J. Phys. 41, 015006 (2020)

R. Cross, A hemispherical tippe top, Eur. J. Phys. 41, 025001 (2020)

R. Cross, Rolling resistance of hard balls on soft surfaces, Eur. J. Phys. 41, 025005 (2020)

R. Cross, Impact of a ball with a rigid rod, Eur. J. Phys. 41, 035001 (2020)

R. Cross, Head-on car collisions, Phys. Educ. 55, 033002 (2020)

R. Cross, The rolling friction formula, Phys. Educ. 55, 033003 (2020)

R. Cross, Measuring coefficients of restitution with a piezo disk, Phys. Educ. 55, 035008 (2020)

R. Cross, Bouncing a ball at rest on a surface, Phys. Educ. 55, 035021 (2020)