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Physical Pendulum Energy
written by Mark Matlin
The Physical Pendulum Energy model shows the motion of of a physical pendulum (rod) and and the kinetic and potential energies of the parts of the rod above and below the rotation axis, as well as the total energies of those parts.  The length of rod above the rotation axis, as well as the rod's mass, initial angle and initial angular velocity can be adjusted.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
1 source code document is available
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Classical Mechanics
- Rotational Dynamics
= Rotational Energy
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Model
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Metadata instance created February 1, 2010 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
June 11, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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Physical Pendulum Energy:

Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool

The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the Physical Pendulum Energy.

relation by Wolfgang Christian
Supplements Physlet Physics: Chapter 7: Energy

The Physical Pendulum Energy shows the potential and kinetic energies of a simple pendulum, supplementing the material covered in chapter 7 of Physlet Physics.

relation by Andreu Glasmann

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