Pendulum with Several Links

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This Demonstration solves Lagrange's equations for pendulums attached in series with random initial angles and velocities , . For simplicity, the masses, lengths, and gravitational acceleration are set to 1.

Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (June 2012)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



On a more powerful computer, the number of masses can be increased to 7.

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