Hello people I have a problem with this exercise.
I need to show that a motion of a pendulum can be found by solving the differential equation
with x=0 at t=0
The problem arises when I try to rearrange the equation and calculate the integral of which brings me nowhere. Anyone has any idea on how to solve this differential equation?
Also, I can't do the next part of the question, which is using Eulers method with t=0.1 to estimate x(0.3) if I don't find first a solution to the equation.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Do you need to solve the differential equation or just show that the motion satisfies this differential equation. There's a big difference between these two things!
As for using Eulers Method .... you don't need to have solved the differential equation in order to apply this method! It is a method for getting a numerical approximation to a solution.
the question is about a spherical pendulum which has an equation of . It then tells you to assume that the pendulum is set in motion from the vertical with angular velocity 1 so that x=0 and dx/dt=1 at t=0. It then asks to show that the subsequent motion can be found by solving the differential eqn i posted earlier.
And I just used x instead of angle theta so x should be an angular quantity
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