The Known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land.  -T.H. Huxley, 1887





I love playing pool. It is a good example of a game that gets more fun as you improve. Being able to manipulate the motion of the cue ball is the critical skill in pool. The dynamics are fascinating. Understanding the physics adds to the enjoyment for myself.


This is the coolest site with tons of high speed video of pool ball interactions. A good start to understanding the motion of the pool balls.


This is my favorite pool book. It is simple, learn these shots and you will be good.

This is a good book to study some of the properties of pool.