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Fix a Wobbly Table (with Math)

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Published on Aug 18, 2014

Fix your wobbly table with just a small tweak - but why does this work?
Reddit discussion: http://www.reddit.com/r/BradyHaran/co...
Featuring Matthias Kreck from the University of Bonn.
Animation: Knut Johannes HÃ¥land at http://kittyninjafish.deviantart.com
Brown papers and production art: http://bit.ly/brownpapers

Professor Kreck points out that he was describing the intermediate value theorem, not mean value theorem.

A technical paper on this topic: http://arxiv.org/pdf/math-ph/0510065v...

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