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ERIC Number: EJ1037531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
On the Stability of a Can of Soda
Benesh, G. A.; Olafsen, J. S.
Physics Teacher, v52 n6 p344-348 Sep 2014
Stability is often an important consideration in both static and dynamic systems. While introductory students soon grasp the balance of forces required for constant velocity motion, it generally takes longer for them to reliably identify the various torques involved in producing rotational equilibrium. Accelerating systems have the additional complication in that they may be in rotational equilibrium even as the system's center of mass (CM) accelerates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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