Flipping a coin ?
richardoneill at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 5 07:20:08 CST 2012
On 12/4/2012 11:38 PM, Joseph Bento wrote:
> How about the infinitesimal odds that it will land on its edge?
If a flipped coin landed on its edge it could not remain there.
However, it could land nearly flat side down thereby transferring most
its rotational energy as it bounced and use the remaining energy to
right itself and possibly stabilize on its edge. Though possible, the
odds of that occurring are extremely slim.
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