- Homework Statement:
- How would you set up the path-time function of a so-called Frisbee? For those who do not know what a Frisbee is, it is a kind of modified swing, the pendulum movement is still present, but at the same time the swing rotates around its own axis, thus executes a circular movement that should be assumed to be uniform.
- Relevant Equations:
- View images, I'm new, so no idea how to post them here :(.
I would express the pendulum motion in form of polar coordinates with corresponding unit vectors in the x-z-plane (view images, ignore the german, sorry). How would you now bring in the circular movement, which is constantly changing its plane? Is it enough to simply add the representation of a circular path in the x-y plane to the equation underneath? That wouldn't take into account the constant "switching" planes, but rather assume that the circular disk is constantly parallel to the x-y plane, right? Unfortunately, I'm still a high school student, so I really don't know how to proceed from there. Many thanks for your help!