Rolling Polyhedron and Center of Gravity Plot

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This Demonstration shows a polyhedron rolling on a flat surface and plots the path taken by the center of gravity of the polyhedron.

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You can select from 195 polyhedra and can use "shape rotation" to rotate your chosen polyhedron around a vertical axis at the start.

The surface plot computes many possible paths for the center of gravity. You can choose the resolution of the surface.

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Contributed by: JungHwan Min (July 2015)
Mathematica Summer Camp 2015
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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