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    Gömböc definitions

    Hi i just wanted to know what this term meant

    Homogeneous

    in this sentence Gömböc is the first known homogeneous object

    thanks for your help
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam_leeds View Post
    Hi i just wanted to know what this term meant

    Homogeneous

    in this sentence Gömböc is the first known homogeneous object

    thanks for your help
    "Homogeneous" in that context means having the same density throughout. A Gömböc is a convex object, made from a material of uniform density, with exactly one stable equilibrium position and one unstable equilibrium position, when placed on a flat level surface (unlike say a Tumbling Weeble, whose self-righting property depends on the density being greater at the base than at the top).

    Interesting question! I had not previously heard of a Gömböc.
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