Centre of Gravity
These resources are investigations into balance from BLOODHOUND SSC. They see how changing the position of the centre of gravity affects a body's stability.
The enquiry focuses on the 'topple bottle'. If a bottle is tilted it will topple when the centre of gravity is displaced outside where the bottle is in contact with the ground. The resource considers why the centre of gravity of a performance vehicle is kept as low as possible.
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