Why can a free-falling cat always manage to land safely on its feet?

@article{Zhen2015WhyCA,
  title={Why can a free-falling cat always manage to land safely on its feet?},
  author={Shengchao Zhen and Kang Huang and H. Zhao and Ye‐Hwa Chen},
  journal={Nonlinear Dynamics},
  year={2015},
  volume={79},
  pages={2237-2250}
}
Udwadia–Kalaba equation is a simple, aesthetic and thought-provoking description of the world at a very fundamental level. It is about the way systems of bodies move. We creatively apply the Udwadia–Kalaba approach to study falling cat’s movements. The cat is modeled as a constrained discrete dynamical system. In an alternative way, Udwadia–Kalaba formulation is used for analysis of the falling cat’s dynamics. With this novel approach, we can easily obtain the dynamical model and get the… Expand
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