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The Driven Pendulum with Phase Space Model computes and displays the dynamics of a damped and driven pendulum, its phase space, and its Poincare section. The model displays pendulum motion in the main window and the phase space in a second window. Because a phase space trajectory can be very complicated, the motion is easier to analyze by plotting a point in phase space after every cycle (period T) of the external force. Such a phase space plot is called a Poincare map.
The Driven Pendulum with Phase Space Model was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the model's jar file will run the simulation if Java is installed.
Last Modified June 12, 2013
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The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Driven Pendulum with Phase Space Model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.
Last Modified February 22, 2012