Posted by Anonymous on .
For a box that is twice as wide as it is tall, what is the critical angel for which the box can easily tip over? What is the critical angel for a box that is twice as tall as it is wide? Which box will tip over more easily? Why?
I have no idea on where to start with this problem. I don't know how to find the critical angle. Any help would be greatly appreaciated.

Physics 
bobpursley,
critical angle is when the center of gravity of the box is directly over the side bottom seam...it can then fall either way. Assume the box is filled, and the box walls have neg mass.