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Numerical Solution of Equations of Motion for a Double Pendulum

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: R. Smith
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Everywhere you look this problem is always simplified, the reasons for this are clear, before the advent of computers and especially software like Maple there was no way of solving the equations of motion and describing the time evolution of the motion. The most common simplification is to assume that the angles of displacement are small which allows the sine to be equated to the angle thereby making the equations tractable although still difficult ( see Maple Applications Doublependulum.mws). In this worksheet I setup the equation using Lagrangian formalism and then solve them numerically for a given set of values.

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Publish Date: July 09, 2002
Created In: Maple 8
Language: English

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