Fine Structure

Gaming the Coin Flip with Physics

You can usually count on a coin flip to be a fair way to decide between two equally weighted options - or can you?

Coins, like any other physical object, have imperfections that make them subject to subtle influences by the laws of physics. The following article breaks down a number of ways you can get a better than 50-50 chance of winning a coin flip, as well as methods you can use to ensure that a coin flip is evenly matched. ]