Pendulum on a Moving Support

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This Demonstration models a pendulum attached to a movable pivot, using Lagrangian mechanics. Frictional forces such as air resistance are neglected. The initial angle from the vertical axis is designated (in radians). The initial velocity of the entire system is given by .

Contributed by: Liam Carter-Condon (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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