In mathematics, stability theory addresses the stability of solutions of differential equations and of trajectories of dynamical systems under small perturbations of initial conditions. The heat equation, for example, is a stable partial differential equation because small perturbations of initial data lead to small variations in temperature at a later time as a result of the maximum principle. In partial differential equations one may measure the distances between functions using Lp norms or the sup norm, while in differential geometry one may measure the distance between spaces using the Gromov–Hausdorff distance.
In dynamical systems, an orbit is called Lyapunov stable if the forward orbit of any point is in a small enough neighborhood or it stays in a small (but perhaps, larger) neighborhood. Various criteria have been developed to prove stability or instability of an orbit. Under favorable circumstances, the question may be reduced to a well-studied problem involving eigenvalues of matrices. A more general method involves Lyapunov functions. In practice, any one of a number of different stability criteria are applied.
What is meant by "the smallest value of angular displacement of the raft from its original position during one cycle"? I understand that I am supposed to solve this problem using torques of the crane and and of the boxes, but I am totally confused by that "smallest angular displacement". If it...
If a Hookean spring-mass system is made from one mass and a spring, to produce a system with a particular oscillation frequency, it's not a problem to use the propagation of errors concept to find how this frequency responds to small errors in the mass and spring constant. If a chain of...
When I use Lagrange to get the equations of motion, in order to find the equilibrium conditions I set the parameters q as constants thus the derivatives to be zero and then calculate the q's that satisfy the equations of motion obtained.
In ordert to check about stability I think I need to add...
Hi. I'm not sure about something related to the equilibrium points (or fixed points) of a non linear ode system solution. As far as I know, to check if an equilibrium point exists, I need to put the function of my ode system equal to zero. Then once the point is found, I can use it to evaluate...
I understand that when $$A_0 \gg g$$, the g term in the equation of motion can be dropped. The equation of motion then becomes
$$\frac{d^2\theta}{dt^2}=-\frac{a_d(t)}{L}\sin\theta$$
But how can I show that the pendulum is stable for such case? I am totally clueless.
I'm given this code to plot the system for task 1 where my teacher have used some random numbers just to show us how the code can be used:
The code makes a plot that is given below:
So my professor just gave us this code and plot without saying anything more. All the students in the class...
I am struggling to understand Callen's explanation for stability, I understand that the concavity of S(U) must be negative because otherwise we can show that this means that the temperature increases as the internal energy decreases (dT/dU<0) but I cannot understand equation (8.1) which...
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in mechanics of materials books one may easily find fomulas for stress and strain in thin- and thick-walled cylindrical pressure vessels subjected to internal pressure. However, it is assumed that they are open. So what are the formulas for stress and strain in capped vessels (with flat or...
In this chapter, the stability of an object orbiting in a circular orbit of radius r_c in an arbitrary force field f is considered.
The author arrives at the equation of a harmonic oscillator, for small deviations x from the circular orbit:
\ddot{x} + \left[-3\frac{f(r_c)}{r_c} -...
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I am stuck at 12(1+2k)=0
So k=-1/2 for stability k must have value greater the - 1/2 which means there will no sign changes in rooth array and equation represents a stable system
traditional definition of electron affinity: the amount of energy released by an element in its gas form when gaining an electron
second definition?: the stability gained by an element in its gas form when gaining an electron (e.g. halogens are more stable after gaining an electron, and when...
I had thought it would be failure of structural stability since in structural stability qualitative behavior of the trajectories is unaffected by small perturbations, and here, even tiny deviations using ##h## values resulted in huge effects. However, apparently that's not the case, and I'm not...
I was working on a proposal for a spacecraft , and suddenly realized that the ideal orbit may be a high inclination type of near-Earth coorbital called a "retrograde satellite" or RS orbit. Do you know of:
* A person who can compute 100 years of coorbital stability using three body (sun...
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y(t) = x(1-5t)
Homework Equations
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The Attempt at a Solution
well I've never looked at the stability of a signal which has a time scale and shift. My guess is that it is stable as anything I can provide as input will output a bounded signal.
Ex: if x(t) is u(t)...
I am working on a presentation for a course in general relativity and my topic is the stability of black holes. In many of the references and articles that I have found, the author asserts the importance of the conjecture but offers no reason. So I ask: Why is the black hole stability conjecture...
Imagine a steel I-girder lifted by a single wire rope. If the rope is not perfectly centered along the girder length, the girder will rotate about a horizontal latitudinal axis through its centroid.
Imagine a girder pair lifted by two wire ropes, with one rope on each side of the girder...
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With my limited understanding of physics, I am unaware of what section of the forums this question would fall into. I am not doing this for school(though possibly it might help with that in...
I want to build a bass guitar stand for my guitar using wood, I'm modelling it after the image shown. The alterations I'm making are to increase the height of the legs , to place an attachable weight below the stand . This will allow the stand to have a lower center of mass and will greatly...
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The equation x^2+3x-0.45=0 has two solutions x1=0.14 and x2=-3.14, these are supposed to be the locations at which the electric charge is in equilibrium with two other charges, should I use the first derivative to see at which location the charge will be stable?
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I have a system of coupled differential equations representing chemical reactions and given certain initial conditions for the equations I can observe oscillation behaviour when I solved the equations numerically using Euler's Method. However, then it asks to investigate the...
I just watched this video that perfectly explains how to derive the equations for the slip angle of a car:
However, how could this be done for a three axle system (car-trailer)? Would you have to express distance a (in the video) in terms of b (distance from centre of gravity to the second...
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I am trying to identify every force in this system and prove that it is in mechanical equilibrium when tan(θ)=⅓. Initially I had to solve it by finding when the derivative of potential with respect to θ was 0, but now I am just trying to resolve the forces.
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I'm studying material Engineering and I'm currently preparing chemistry for the summer exams.
Now, there is an old exam question which I don't know how to solve:
"In which temperature range does ##[W^{+VI}F_{6}^{-I}]## melt?"
My solution:
Well, the 18-Electron rule is not...
Let's say there's five Mars/Earth massed planets orbiting a star like the sun between 0.6 AU and 2 AU, what orbital resonance configuration can they be into ensure maximum stability? Would adding gas giants to the system enhance stability?
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I have created a simulation of the major bodies in the Solar System, using the exact positions, velocities, and masses etc. at midnight on Jan 10 (as provided by the NASA HORIZONS project). Using Newtonian gravity I numerically simulate the forces between all the bodies (with a...
I haven't done any Bode plots before, and so I'm reading about LDO stability and I came across this file, which I am trying to understand:
http://www.ti.com/lit/an/slyt194/slyt194.pdf
Under the stability analysis, it names the poles and zeroes. How are these calculated? I assume that the...
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I have quite a superficial understanding of Droop control:
http://www.openelectrical.org/wiki/index.php?title=Droop_Control
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droop_speed_control
I'm not after a super technically detailed explanation, but if anyone has any more detailed sources for how it is...
From what I understand, there are some industries in Mechanical Engineering that are typically boom/bust (like oil and gas and aerospace). I wonder which ones are the most stable? I think HVAC is a possibility, but I don't know if it's the kind of thing that I would like to work on for my entire...
I want to build a Self Balancing autonomous bicycle for which I need to know about CMG System,Can Any one please guide me to the basics of Gyroscope and CMG- Ebooks would be a great starts.
I know that, i studied it, but i can't actually make a picture in my mind, i can't really figure out why, i mean the forces and the torques are the same no? What's the big deal? What am i missing?
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If a nucleus consisting solely of mesons has enough mesons in it, will it be stable?
Mesons are bosons, therefore (unlike baryons) they aren't effected by the pauli exclusion principle, so they all can acquire the lowest energy state.
In theory, if there are enough mesons, the...
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Consider the connection of two electrical circuits. Both circuits, Z1 and Z2, are stable and only one of them is non-passive. I.e., the eigenvalues are located in the LHP but Re{Z2(jw)}<0 in a frequency range.
For studying the closed-loop stability, you represent the linear system by...
The top and Higgs mass determination arose the old discussion about electroweak vacuum metastablity. There is an interesting fact that with available data the universe places in the edge of stable and meta-stable zone tends to be inside the meta-stable region. This conclusion confirms up to...
Homework Statement
Consider the dynamical system:
$$\dot{r}=-ar^4+ar^3+r^6-r^5+r^2-r~;~~\dot{\theta}=1$$
Find all fixed points and limit cycles for:
a) ##~~a=2##
b)##~~a<2##
c)##~~2<a<2\sqrt{2}##
Homework Equations
Not applicable.
The Attempt at a Solution
For all three values/ranges...
A couple questions, please: I know that the Lagrangian points 1, 2 and 3 are unstable and special Lissajous orbits plus some station-keeping are required to place a spacecraft around them. But I was wondering if they are so totally unstable that they can't temporarily "capture" a passing...
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Consider the conservation laws for an isothermal linear incompressible flow governed by the mass and momentum equation. The kinetic energy equation is then solved to see if energy conserved. Can anyone tell me if once it is shown energy is conserved, it implies that convergence is obtained...
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A solid hemisphere of radius b has its ﬂat surface glued to a horizontal table. A second solid hemisphere of different radius a rests on top of the ﬁrst one so that the curved surfaces are in contact. The surfaces of the hemispheres are rough (meaning that no slipping occurs...
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A solid cube of side ##l = r*pi/2## and of uniform density is placed on the highest point of a cylinder of radius ##r## as shown in the attached figure. If the cylinder is sufficiently rough that no sliding occurs, calculate the full range of the angle through which the block...
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I have a typical 1D advection problem where a cold fluid flows over a flat plate. I did an energy balance to include conduction, convection and friction loss and I got the PDE's for the fluid and the solid. I used finite differences to solve the system as T(x, t) for both fluid and...
As per control theory, if a bounded input produces a bounded output then a system can be said to be stable. So assuming that I press my cars gas pedal such that it reaches a fixed position, then the reaction of my car would be to reach a corresponding velocity, and assuming the road to be even...
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In a classical model of a multi-electron atom, electrons are assumed to move in a modified electrostatic potential $V(r)$, given by;
$$V(r)=\dfrac{-k}{r}e^{-r/a}$$
Show that the effective potential is ;
$$V_e(r)=\dfrac{J^2}{2mr^2}+\dfrac{-k}{r}e^{-r/a}$$
Then show that...
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(a): Show the lagrangian derivative in phase space
(b)i: Show how the phase space evolves over time and how they converge
(b)ii: Find the fixed points and stability and sketch phase diagram
(c)i: Find fixed points and stability
(c)ii: Show stable limit cycles exist for T>ga...
Ok I know this should be easy but it's been a few years since my physics lessons at college and I'm stumped.
I work in packaging. I'm working on a tool that will tell me if a box will fall over when it is subjected to an edge drop test. That means that a block is placed under one edge of a box...
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The figure below shows the path of a particle governed by the Lorenz equations with r = 28, σ = 10, b = 8/3. The x'es and boxes show points where the path crosses the plane z = r − 2σ > 0.
(a) Which indicator shows a decreasing z and which shows an increasing z?
(b) Show...
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I'm working on the design of an aileron less and tail engine small UAV (Wing span 800mm) but I got stuck in Stability and Control. I recall from a teacher that a V-tail design is good for those configurations. However, I cannot find references to calculate/estimate neither...