This Demonstration shows the time evolution of a frictionless two-pendulum system. It is one of the simplest constructions that exhibit chaotic behavior.
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The green and blue masses, lengths, and angles are denoted by
, respectively. The Lagrangian for the system works out to
. The equations of motion are worked out in .
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Published: April 27, 2007
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