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Homework Help: Physics behind this bottle holder?

  1. Feb 13, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What is the physics behind a balanced wine bottle holder. Something like this....http://www.thetipsygrape.com/product-racks-bottle-holders-straight-wood-bottle-balance.html

    2. Relevant equations

    No equations.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I didn't know where to ask this question but I'm guessing this has to do something with the center of gravity and the angle that the wood was cut.
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 13, 2010 #2
    I would guess that the wood is angled so that any ~ 750mL bottle stuck in there would cause the centre of mass to fall right thru the base of the wood, thus allowing the contraption to balance.
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