TITLE

Mono-monostatic Bodies: The Answer to Arnold's Question

AUTHOR(S)
Varkonyi, P. L.; Domokos, G.
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Fall2006, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the hypothesis of Vladimir Igorevich Arnold regarding the existence of homogeneous bodies with fewer than four equilibria, also called mono-monostatic bodies. An overview of the Arnold's findings based on new results is presented. The authors points out that mono-monostatic bodies are neither flat or thin are not similar to typical objects with more equilibria and are hard to approximate by polyhedra.
ACCESSION #
23451605

 

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