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A pendulum system and ODEs

  1. May 10, 2005 #1
    Can anyone help me figure out how to model this pendulum system using ODE's? It is a two-mass system in which the two masses are placed at opposite ends of a massless rod, with a fulcrum somewhere in the middle. The smaller mass is length k away from the fulcrum and the larger mass is length L away from the fulcrum.
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  3. May 10, 2005 #2


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    Could u attach a drawing,please and explain what sort of oscillations are u looking for...?

    The physics involved would be only a wise application of Newton's second law for nonlinear movement (extended bodies).

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