Fix your wobbly table with just a small tweak - but why does this work?
Reddit discussion: http://www.reddit.com/r/BradyHaran/comments/2dvp3m/an_end_to_wobbly_tables_just_trust_the_mathematics/
Featuring Matthias Kreck from the University of Bonn.
Animation: Knut Johannes Håland at http://kittyninjafish.deviantart.com
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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/0510065v6.pdf
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