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Blocks and center of gravity

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This is a home work problem shown in many Fundamental Physics textbooks . How to stack four uniform blocks on top of a table, so that they extend as far right as possible and still remain stable. How should each be positioned? Can the top block have its entire length beyond the edge of the table.
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Material Type: Quiz/Test
Technical Format: Website, Java Applet
CAUTION: Java Applets may not run on all browsers
Date Added to MERLOT: October 21, 1997
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 05, 2017
Submitter: Fu-Kwun Hwang

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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for John Walkup
17 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

A fun applet that demonstrates the concept of center of gravity (mass) very well.