Differing observations on the landing of the rod into the slot

  title={Differing observations on the landing of the rod into the slot},
  author={Chandru Iyer and G. M. Prabhu},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
In the usual rod and slot paradox a rod falls into a slot due to gravity. Many thought experiments have been conducted where the presence of gravity is eliminated with the rod and slot approaching each other along a line joining their centers. In these experiments the line of motion is not parallel to the axis of the rod or the slot. We consider the cases for which the rod falls into the slot and the rod does not fall into the slot, each from the perspective of the co-moving frames of the rod… Expand

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