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A simple model for the falling cat problem
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0130-9643
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics.
2018 (English)In: European journal of physics, ISSN 0143-0807, E-ISSN 1361-6404, Vol. 39, no 3, article id 035004Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We introduce a specific four-particle, four degree-of-freedom model and calculate the rotation that can be achieved by purely internal torques and forces, keeping the total angular momentum zero. We argue that the model qualitatively explains much of the ability of a cat to land on its feet even though released from rest upside down.

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IOP PUBLISHING LTD , 2018. Vol. 39, no 3, article id 035004
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zero angular momentum rotation, falling cat problem, four-particle model, four degrees-of-freedom system
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-226185DOI: 10.1088/1361-6404/aaac06ISI: 000428690400001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85045694677OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-226185DiVA, id: diva2:1206181
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Available from: 2018-05-16 Created: 2018-05-16 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved

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