Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 12 - Exercises and Problems - Page 217: 37



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Recall, with an unstable equilibrium, the box is "on the edge," meaning that, if released, it will readily tip either direction. When considering the geometry behind this point, we can obtain the following expression: $tan\theta = \frac{L}{w}$ $\theta = tan^{-1}(\frac{L}{w})$
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