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ON THE MOTION OF A SIMPLE PENDULUM

BORIS GARFINKEL
Quarterly of Applied Mathematics
Vol. 16, No. 2 (JULY, 1958), pp. 192-196
Published by: Brown University
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/43634562
Page Count: 5
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ON THE MOTION OF A SIMPLE PENDULUM
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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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