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Rolling Races: The Unexpected Behavior of Rolling Objects

Graduate Engineering Mechanics Society

Rolling Races: The Unexpected Behavior of Rolling Objects
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For centuries, scientists and engineers have worked to model our physical world. The basic laws such as conservation of energy and momentum are powerful and shed light into a hidden world not accessible by regular intuition alone. Come see us demonstrate how these laws can defy our intuition and motivate creativity by learning why certain cylinders role down an inclined ramp in very unexpected ways.