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Impulse Acting on a Pendulum
This pendulum consists of a rod of mass
and length
with an attached disk of mass
and radius
. At time
, an impulse
acts on the disk and causes the pendulum to be instantly set in motion. The pendulum is subject to the force of gravity
.
Contributed by:
Sarah Lichtblau
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Developed from the teaching materials of Thomas Peacock and David Gossard for Course 2.003 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.
The equation of motion is
.
The initial angular velocity is
.
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Impulse Acting on a Pendulum
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http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ImpulseActingOnAPendulum/
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Sarah Lichtblau
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