On the tumbling toast problem

  title={On the tumbling toast problem},
  author={Riccardo Borghi},
  journal={European Journal of Physics},
  pages={1407 - 1420}
  • R. Borghi
  • Published 1 August 2012
  • Physics
  • European Journal of Physics
A didactical revisitation of the so-called tumbling toast problem is presented here. The numerical solution of the related Newton's equations has been found in the space domain, without resorting to the complete time-based law of motion, with a considerable reduction of the mathematical complexity of the problem. This could allow the effect of the different physical mechanisms ruling the overall dynamics to be appreciated in a more transparent way, even by undergraduates. Moreover, the… 
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