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**yvchi** 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

$\displaystyle dx/dt=sqrt(2cosx-1)$ with x=0 at t=0

The problem arises when I try to rearrange the equation and calculate the integral of $\displaystyle dx/sqrt(2cosx-1)$ 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