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.


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.


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




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