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ERIC Number: EJ863630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Power Series Solution to the Pendulum Equation
Benacka, Jan
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v40 n8 p1109-1117 2009
This note gives a power series solution to the pendulum equation that enables to investigate the system in an analytical way only, i.e. to avoid numeric methods. A method of determining the number of the terms for getting a required relative error is presented that uses bigger and lesser geometric series. The solution is suitable for modelling the motion in spreadsheets up to the amplitude of 90 degrees. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Language: English
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