I have a differential equation that is essentially this: θ''(t)=c*sin[θ(t)] . I've been stymied trying to find a solution, and even when I tried using Maple, I got a nasty integral of a Jacobian amplitude. I'm tempted to use a small angle approximation, but the angle is 0≤θ≤π/2. I know this is similar to a pendulum, but it is not a pendulum (I'm modeling the the behavior of a catapult as a function of time). Any suggestions?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# I 2nd order differential equation problem with sin(theta)

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