>>7805079 I read that it's essentially impossible, because the coin is never a perfect shape with an evenly distributed mass and the environment is never perfect either. A sort of Chaos Theory idea that too many variables exist to even attempt to calculate the odds, only that the odds are non-zero. The paper was about ballistics and accuracy, but somehow this came up.
Imagine a sphere with the same radius as the coin. Imagine a band around the equator of this sphere with the same thickness as the coin's edge. The upper limit of the probability of landing on the edge is likely to be the area of that band as a percentage of the sphere's total surface area. I say "upper limit" because even if the coin lands on its side at first, it will continue to bounce and spin, making it unstable until it stops moving.
>>7805259 I didn't intend to "sound scientific". It just doesn't seem possible for it to land on it's edge right away and not tip over due to the preserved momentum from being spun as you would in a regular coin toss.
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