3A95.50 - Chaos Pendula

Chaos pendula

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PIRA Classification: 3A95.50

Description: A double physical pendulum is constructed from bars of aluminum. When the pendulum is given a small initial displacement, its motion is predictable. When the pendulum is given a large initial displacement, its motion becomes chaotic. A second pendulum is mounted on the same stand. Start both with the same initial conditions and wait to see how long it takes for them to diverge from each other.

Special Instructions: None

Condition: Ok

Setup time: 1 minute

Safety Issues: None