Balancing a vertical stick (Rotational Inertia)

 

When the vertical stick is falling forward or backward, drag the "hand" to move in that direction

Your job is to keep the stick not falling down as long as possible (not an easy job indeed especially when the stick is short!)


Another Version of this Applet - The "hand" is taken as the frame of reference

 

Related Applets:

Rotational Inertia (Poles of Different Lengths)

Rotational Inertia (Mass-Attached Poles)