I want to know where to look for information relating to toppling. I have looked at stability of equilibrium but the real question is:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

If say for arguments sake, there is a column 2m high and 1/4m wide - it would be easy, if we knew the weight of the column, to establish the force required from the left to push the column about its rotationary point on the right. However, If I were to place a support on the right of the column (perhaps 1/4m high and extended out to the ground) - what would be the minimum length the support would need to be in order that the column could not be toppled?

This may be a simple question I don't know!

Thank you for any help

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# Math behind tipping/toppling a column or vertical structure

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