This isn't a homework problem specifically, but I was wondering if it is possible to find the period, amplitude, etc of a slightly more complex system.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I found one on this page (http://www.physics.ucla.edu/demoweb...e_harmonic_motion/simple_harmonic_motion.html) and it's called a coupled pendulum, where two pendulums are connected by a spring and then oscillated.

I've heard that coupled pendula can cause chaotic motion under certain conditions, but I've seen such a system appear in a local exam (equivalent to pre-university or A Levels, in the UK), so I think it's not undoable. But I haven't found much about the mathematics of these systems, though, everything Google turns out are lab demos.

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# Homework Help: Harmonic motion of coupled pendula

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