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Possibility of a coin landing on its side(edge)?

  1. May 10, 2008 #1
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  3. May 10, 2008 #2

    madmike159

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    Its LOW. For it to land on its edge from 50cm it would have to land vertically. When it lands it would bounce a small amount so if it was anything less than 90 degrees to the surface it would fall over.
     
  4. May 10, 2008 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    You do understand, don't you, that everything on that site is a JOKE!

    There simply isn't enough information to make a more precise calculation- it depends on things like the precise texture of both edge and floor.
     
  5. May 10, 2008 #4

    madmike159

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    Well its just a stupid question but I didn't think my answor was bad =D
     
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