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The Bizarre Behavior of Rotating Bodies, Explained

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Spinning objects have strange instabilities known as The Dzhanibekov Effect or Tennis Racket Theorem - this video offers an intuitive explanation. Part of this video was sponsored by LastPass, click here to find out more: References: Prof. Terry Tao's Math Overflow Explanation: The Twisting Tennis Racket Ashbaugh, M.S., Chicone, C.C. & Cushman, R.H. J Dyn Diff Equat (1991) 3: 67. Janibekov’s effect and the laws of mechanics Petrov, A.G. & Volodin, S.E. Dokl. Phys. (2013) 58: 349. Tumbling Asteroids Prave et al. The Exact Computation of the Free Rigid Body Motion and Its Use in...
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