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Unformatted text preview: vector eld corresponding to the above equation and, on the same plot, the contours of total energy of the system. Note how the vector eld is tangential to the contours of the energy. 2. A pendulum is acted upon by a torque T = a sin 2 ( ) where is the angle that the pendulum of mass m makes with the vertical axis and a is a constant. Write the second-order equations of motion using Newtons law. Represent the equations in phase-space form. Find the constant of motion. Plot the vector eld on the phase space on top of energy contours. 1...
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2010 for the course ME 201 taught by Professor Mezic,i during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.
- Fall '08