A Stability Test for Configurations of Blocks

Unknown author (1970-02-01)

This work is based on notes provided by Manuel Blum, which are paraphrased in section I, and which contain the examples used in the appendix. The main portion of this report was written by Bernard Neumann, who generalized Blum's results to situation involving friction. The program performing the relevant computation, which appears in the appendix, was written by Arnold Griffith, who compiled this memo.