Joetsu, Niigata, 943 Japan
Joetsu university of education
Spin Reversal of a Rattleback with Viscous Friction
2014, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 81-99
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.