×

#### Thank you for registering.

One of our academic counsellors will contact you within 1 working day.

Click to Chat

1800-1023-196

+91-120-4616500

CART 0

• 0

MY CART (5)

Use Coupon: CART20 and get 20% off on all online Study Material

ITEM
DETAILS
MRP
DISCOUNT
FINAL PRICE
Total Price: Rs.

There are no items in this cart.
Continue Shopping
```
A marble can be balanced on the edge of a bowl so that with a small push it could either (1) roll into the bowl and oscillate back and forth inside it or (2) roll off the bowl, land on the floor, and break. Is this balanced position a point of stable or unstable equilibrium?
A marble can be balanced on the edge of a bowl so that with a small push it could either (1) roll into the bowl and oscillate back and forth inside it or (2) roll off the bowl, land on the floor, and break. Is this balanced position a point of stable or unstable equilibrium?

```
5 years ago

396 Points
```							The balanced position is a point of unstable equilibrium.A particle at rest at a point will remain at rest. Furthermore, if the particle is displaced slightly in either direction, by applying a force, will tend to return it, and it will oscillate about the equilibrium point. This equilibrium point is called as stable equilibrium.A particle at rest at a point will remain at rest. However, if the particle is displaced even the slightest distance from this point, the force will tend to push it farther from the equilibrium position. This equilibrium point is called unstable equilibriumThe marble can be balanced on the edge of a bowl. With a small push the marble roll into the bowl and oscillate back and forth inside it. So when you disturb by applying external force it cannot back into its stable position which is its original state. Therefore it is an unstable equilibrium.In the second case, with a small push the marble could roll of the bowl, land on the floor, and break. Again in this case the marble cannot back into its stable position which is its original state. Thus it is also an unstable equilibrium.
```
5 years ago
Think You Can Provide A Better Answer ?

## Other Related Questions on Mechanics

View all Questions »

### Course Features

• 101 Video Lectures
• Revision Notes
• Previous Year Papers
• Mind Map
• Study Planner
• NCERT Solutions
• Discussion Forum
• Test paper with Video Solution

### Course Features

• 110 Video Lectures
• Revision Notes
• Test paper with Video Solution
• Mind Map
• Study Planner
• NCERT Solutions
• Discussion Forum
• Previous Year Exam Questions