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Re: T. rex mechanix
> It almost seems like the more I think about the physics of being a rex, the
> less I understand how this animal worked. Here are some of the things I am
> currently pondering.
> Locomotion/maneuverability: Polar moment of inertia.
> Anyone who has ever tried to make a turn with a 20 foot ladder on his/her
> shoulder can understand the problem here, except the rex body got up to
> double that length and had, quite literally, tons of momentum.
you are basing your assumptions on the ratio of 20 feet ladder x 6 ft
height of human---try the ratio of 20 foot ladder and 15 foot tall
person. Suddenly pivots do not look so odd.