Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

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On the motion of a simple pendulum

Author: Boris Garfinkel
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 16 (1958), 192-196
MSC: Primary 70.00
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/93948
MathSciNet review: 93948
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Abstract: The vanishing of the tension in a simple pendulum supported by a flexible cord causes the particle to pass from the circular to a parabolic trajectory. The number and the nature of such transitions are related here to the value of the initial energy.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/93948
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