Java Physics


Balancing Pole

Rotational inertia (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



Internal Links :

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

Torque (Applet)

Sticks Falling Over (Applet)

Run Applet Online

Run on Java-enabled web browsers by adding the URL in the Exception Site List in your
Java Control Panel settings. But, whenever you do this, you must ensure the site is safe.
(Web Safety Checker: Scamadviser, Norton, Sucuri, Google).

Download Executable Jar File

Run outside of the browser by pressing 'Enter' or double-clicking the Jar file




Author and Copyright:

Chiu-king Ng

Feedback/Contact:, where XY is the prime number following 23

Mirror Site:

Last Update:


Java logo