Application ID: 89531
The Dzhanibekov effect, also called the intermediate axis theorem or tennis racket theorem, describes the behavior of a rigid body with three distinct principal moments of inertia.
This simulation app can be used to test the Dzhanibekov effect in three different geometries, including a T-bar, tennis racket, and cellphone. You can also choose between the x-, y-, and z-axis as the axis of rotation for the object.
Learn more about the Dzhanibekov effect in the corresponding blog post: Why Do Tennis Rackets Tumble? The Dzhanibekov Effect Explained…
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