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Why are objects with higher center of mass less stable?

  1. Feb 1, 2009 #1


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    Is it because less force (from, say, potential objects that could tip the object) is required to exert the same amount of torque on objects with higher center of mass?
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  3. Feb 1, 2009 #2


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    An object falls over when the centre of mass moves outside the base.
    Consider what angle you have to tilt a shape through to get to this state.
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