Is Double Pendulum taught to all Physics majors?

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Pretty sure it's common.
We had it in the end of the first year, in theoretical mechanics.
 
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I too think it is common. We learnt it at second year.
One of those classics which fits well to only one toolset - thus perfect to direct pupils to respect that toolset and so it can teach to choose the right tool for the job.
 
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The double pendulum is a rather common example that is used in teaching Lagrangian mechanics. I certainly remember tackling this problem a very long time ago.

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Yep, me too. That and spring coupled pendulums.
 
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Thank you.
The coupled variant was also very cool !
 
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