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 .


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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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