## Applications of Differential Equations

### The Simple Pendulum

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Your output from the commands I just gave you should have looked, rather predictably, something like this:

y0=0

0

v0=1

1

We now tell Mathematica to solve the linearized initial value problem:

y'' + 9.8 y = 0
y(0) = yo
y'(0) = vo

using the DSolve command, assigning the result to the variable linsol. The command should look like this:

linsol=DSolve[{y''[t]+9.8*y[t]==0,
y[0]==y0,y'[0]==v0},y[t],t]

Go to Mathematica now and enter the command, returning here when you are done.

Let's now discuss your result...

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