A cue ball is travelling along a snooker table. Initially, it has only side spin (yaw). As it travels it will develop a rolling spin (pitch).
Can the ball develop any (roll) and thus move off the initial linear trajectory?
My maths knowledge says no, but my physics is rather poor.
Physically, this would be equivalent to playing the perfect side spin shot (perfectly flat cue through the horizontal equator)
Thanks in advance for any help.