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 Dec 25th 2018, 11:44 PM #1 Member   Join Date: Apr 2017 Location: Turkey Posts: 48 Falling Bricks Greetings to all Please , any help to solve this problem ? Thanks in advance Attached Thumbnails
 Dec 26th 2018, 03:44 AM #2 Senior Member   Join Date: Aug 2010 Posts: 434 Assuming these bricks are of uniform density, the center of mass is at the middle of the brick, distance L/2 from each side. Suppose the upper brick is set so that it extends distance y beyond the lower brick. Where is the center of mass of the two together? Set the two bricks on the surface so that their joint center of mass is right on the edge. topsquark likes this.
 Dec 26th 2018, 03:50 AM #3 Senior Member   Join Date: Apr 2017 Posts: 506 The tipping point occurs when the mass of the brick hanging over the edge is the same as the mass to the left side of the edge .

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