Tombe, Frederick David
Mechanics / Electrodynamics
June 14, 2022
rattleback, centrifugal force, inertial forces, inertial wind, electric sea, torque
The rattleback (Celtic stone) is the most mysterious phenomenon in classical mechanics. It freely undergoes a complete reversal of its angular momentum without the involvement of any apparent external torque. This mystery will now be investigated at the molecular level.