This is becoming a post of controversy (http://community.boredofstudies.org/showthread.php?t=172539) Can anyone here use your knowledge of university mechanics to answer this question (in link)?
The possibility of a coin landing on its side(edge) is determined by various factors such as the force of the toss, the shape and weight distribution of the coin, and the surface it lands on. These factors can vary and make it difficult to predict if a coin will land on its side.
No, it is highly unlikely for a coin to land on its side every time. The shape and weight distribution of the coin play a significant role in determining the outcome of a coin toss. Additionally, the force and angle of the toss can also affect the result. Therefore, it is almost impossible for a coin to land on its side every time.
It is not possible to design a coin that will always land on its side. Even if a coin is perfectly symmetrical and has a weight distribution that favors landing on its side, external factors such as air resistance and surface irregularities can still affect the outcome of a coin toss.
There are no proven techniques to increase the chances of a coin landing on its side. However, some people believe that using a heavier coin or tossing the coin with more force may increase the chances, but these methods are not scientifically proven.
The probability of a coin landing on its side is very low and difficult to calculate. It depends on various factors such as the size, shape, and weight of the coin, as well as the force and angle of the toss. It is estimated that the chances of a coin landing on its side are less than 1%.