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Homework Help: Felling a tree (pictures)

  1. Nov 9, 2011 #1
    I am trying to work out the time taken for a tree that has been cut at its base to fall flat to the ground. More detailed picture here ...http://i.imgur.com/RYS3D.png"
    The tree is not experiencing wind resistance, and is pivoting from the centre of the trees base. the tree also starts at zero velocity and then accelerates towards the left

    I have been looking at the problem myself and think it must be something to do with an inverted pendulum.

    Regards Batman
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 26, 2017
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