The problem of checking whether a given tower of bricks is stable can be easily answered by checking whether a system of linear inequalities has a feasible solution. A more challenging problem is to determine <i>how</i> an <i>unstable</i> tower of bricks collapses. We use Gau&#223;' <i>principle of least restraint</i> to show that this, and more general… (More)


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