My question is kinda simple but it has been causing me some trouble for a while. In the problem of the pendulum rotating about an axis, why isn't the angle of rotation about the axis a generalized coordinate? The doubt appears when i try to write the hamiltonian for the system and i don't know if i include the term relative to that angle.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

How thats related to the fact that the angular velocity is or not constant.

Thanks in advance.

( The problem considered is of a simple pendulum, but with its axis of oscilation rotating)

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# Generalized coordinates - Rotating pendulum

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