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ERIC Number: EJ829064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Analysis of the Pendular and Pitch Motions of a Driven Three-Dimensional Pendulum
Findley, T.; Yoshida, S.; Norwood, D. P.
European Journal of Physics, v28 n2 p331-340 Mar 2007
A three-dimensional pendulum, modelled after the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory's suspended optics, was constructed to investigate the pendulum's dynamics due to suspension point motion. In particular, we were interested in studying the pendular-pitch energy coupling. Determination of the pendular's Q value (the quality factor in amplitude) was made from frequency domain analysis of the experimental data. However, the pitch's Q value had to be calculated using a numerical simulation. (Contains 5 figures and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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