Applications of coupled pendulums

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I have done an experiment changing the mass ratio of coupled pendulums. To conclude I need real world applications for the coupled pendulums. But, i cannot find it online. So, it would be really helpful is someone could give examples of this. THANKS!
 

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Google "coupled pendulums applications" and (besides your own posts :smile: ) you see a few useful links.
 
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I have done an experiment changing the mass ratio of coupled pendulums. To conclude I need real world applications for the coupled pendulums. But, i cannot find it online. So, it would be really helpful is someone could give examples of this. THANKS!

For example, if a physicist or physical chemist wants to calculate the wavelengths of infrared (thermal) radiation that a gaseous substance is able to absorb and emit, they will use the exact same mathematics that are used when calculating the normal modes of a coupled pendulum system. This is because molecular thermal vibrations can be seen as a type of coupled oscillator system.
 

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