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Homework Help: Coupled pendulum oscillations.

  1. Nov 1, 2012 #1
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 2, 2012 #2
    Dissipation of energy is not a property of coupled oscillators. This is a property of damped oscillators. The diagrams are probably taken from physical pendulums, which are necessarily damped and thus lose mechanical energy.
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