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 .
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 .