The Controversy with Volterra
But the explanation of the cat’s motion appears to me quite simple. When the animal is left to itself, it describes with its tail a circle in the plane perpendicular to the axis of its body. Consequently, by the principle of the conservation of angular momentum, the rest of its body must rotate in the sense opposite to the tail. When it has rotated as much as it wishes, it halts its tail and with this simultaneously stops its rotary motion, saving in this way itself and the principle of angular momentum.
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