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Coupling Two Pendulums

  1. Feb 19, 2008 #1
    Why is it that the two pendulums must have equal masses if complete energy transfer is to take place, assuming the angular frequencies are commnesumerable.
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  3. Feb 19, 2008 #2
    I think that the problem is in the sets of differential equations you get, they are coupled, maybe assuming that m1=m2 you can get an uncoupled system easy to integrate. I may be wrong :(

    i`ve did that calculus long ago----> see Landau Classical Mechanics i bet you'll find you're answer.

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