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Rotational Edge Drop

  1. Jun 6, 2012 #1
    So here is the problem I have. There is a box that is 27.5" tall and 41" tall with a mass of 480lbs. One edge is put on a 3.5" tall block while the other is raised 12" and dropped. The question is to see if the block will continue to rotate and fall on it's side. I have been able to find the angular velocity but am unable to translate that portion of it when it switches edges it is rotating about.
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  3. Jun 6, 2012 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    Where's the egg?
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