I'm not expecting a definitive answer. But I would like someone to explain which are the main forces that interact in this situation:
An ideal cylindrical column that is at first vertical is pushed just enough so it loses its balance and falls on its side. At every moment there's a point in the circumference of the base of the column that is in contact with the ground. The column is made of some material that we know it will break, and the floor is much harder, and won't break.
In how many pieces will the column break? At which points will the column break? Which are the constants that are meaningful in this scenario?