Two Physics Puzzles (S573c)
From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers on 1/10/2008
1. If a solid piece
of iron shaped as a doughnut was placed under
1. It would grow larger.
2. It is easier to balance a baseball bat with the larger end at the top. This is because it gives the bat a larger moment of inertia. So, with your hand as the pivot, the bat rotates slower, making it easier to correct when it starts to topple over.