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ERIC Number: EJ1037279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Balancing Eggs
Mills, Allan
Physics Education, v49 n2 p176-179 Mar 2014
Theory predicts that an egg-shaped body should rest in stable equilibrium when on its side, balance vertically in metastable equilibrium on its broad end and be completely unstable on its narrow end. A homogeneous solid egg made from wood, clay or plastic behaves in this way, but a real egg will not stand on either end. It is shown that this behaviour--which has benefits for the egg's survival--is due to asymmetry of the position of the yolk within the interior.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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