# Nonlinearized Motion of a Simple Pendulum

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The motion of a simple pendulum is governed by the nonlinear equation , where is the acceleration due to gravity and is the length of the pendulum. This is the equation that this Demonstration models. In contrast, for small , , which gives the linear equation .

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Contributed by: Sarah Lichtblau (January 2009)

Inspired by: Rob Morris

Changes by: Hans-Joachim Domke

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"Nonlinearized Motion of a Simple Pendulum"

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Published: January 13 2009