Global Aspects of the Book Toss

Nawaf Bou-Rabee, California Institute of Technology

Photo of Nawaf Bou-Rabee

If you toss a book about its intermediate axis, the book typically undergoes a half-twist before being caught. This global aspect of the book toss is clarified in this poster using the Goodman-Robinson-Montgomery rigid body phase formula.

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Abstract Author(s): Nawaf M. Bou-Rabee and Jerrold E. Marsden