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Article Title

Motion of a Pendulum

Publication Year

2010

Abstract

The objective of this project is to derive and solve the equation of motion for a pendulum swinging at small angles in one dimension. The pendulum may be either a simple pendulum like a ball hanging from a string or a physical pendulum like a pendulum on a clock. For simplicity, we only considered small rotational angles so that the equation of motion becomes a harmonic oscillator.

Erratum

This article was previously called Article 21.

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Mathematics Commons

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Advisors:

Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics

Dennis Killinger, Physics

Problem Suggester:

Dennis Killinger