Pendulum Dangling from a Slider-Crank

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This Demonstration shows the motion of a pendulum dangling from the end of a horizontal slider-crank.


The equation of motion is ; it expresses the equilibrium of the four forces acting on the pendulum bob: gravity, centrifugal force, the force resulting from the horizontal acceleration transmitted from the slider-crank, and the damping force.


Contributed by: Erik Mahieu (August 2013)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



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