Spin Reversal of a Rattleback with Viscous Friction

    2014, Volume 19, Number 1, pp.  81-99

    Author(s): Takano H.

    An effective equation of motion of a rattleback is obtained from the basic equation of motion with viscous friction depending on slip velocity. This effective equation of motion is used to estimate the number of spin reversals and the rattleback’s shape that causes the maximum number of spin reversals. These estimates are compared with numerical simulations based on the basic equation of motion.
    Keywords: rattleback, viscous friction
    Citation: Takano H., Spin Reversal of a Rattleback with Viscous Friction, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 2014, Volume 19, Number 1, pp. 81-99

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