Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 12 - Think and Discuss: 84


A triangle is the most stable shape; it can't collapse without breaking a side or detaching a corner. It has no incentive to collapse to a tighter shape.

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