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There are **5** NRICH Mathematical resources connected to **Rigid bodies**, you may find related items under Mechanics.

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### More Bridge Building

Which parts of these framework bridges are in tension and which parts are in compression?

Age 16 to 18

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### Bridge Builder

In this short problem we investigate the tensions and compressions in a framework made from springs and ropes.

Age 16 to 18

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### Wobbler

A cone is glued to a hemisphere. When you place it on a table in what position does it come to rest?

Age 16 to 18

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### Lunar Leaper

Gravity on the Moon is about 1/6th that on the Earth. A pole-vaulter 2 metres tall can clear a 5 metres pole on the Earth. How high a pole could he clear on the Moon?

Age 16 to 18

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### Euler's Buckling Formula

Derive Euler's buckling formula from first principles.

Age 16 to 18

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