Balancing a Vertical Pole

Drag the "hand" to move in the direction the pole tends to fall over

Try to stabilize and keep the pole not collapsing as long as possible.

Playing through this "game", you would discover the shorter the pole, the more difficult you could maintain it not falling over.

 


Another Version of this Applet - Taking the "hand" as the frame of reference

 

Related Applet: Sticks Falling Over