How Long Can You Balance a Pencil?

published 6 years ago by Neptune Studios

Learn and try to balance.

This podcast is brought to you by science alert the Facebook page that connects engages and inspire science enthusiasts worldwide follow us at slash science alert or science Mmhm balancing a pencil or any other top heavy object on its tip is quite a precarious task it's easy to see why top heavy objects are unstable they just wanna fall down any little knowledge will put it off balance with gravity happy to pull its center of mass even more off balance and the more off balance it is the more gravity pulls until. This is this call this kind of tipping an inverted pendulum because it's kind of like an upset out pendulum and careful mathematical analysis of inverted pendulums will tell you the obvious. They're really unstable in fact these equations. But if the per. Off balance but just. The width of an ad. It would take only 3. All over. There are indeed acrobats who can balance poles with other acts ...

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