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Applications of Differential Equations

The Simple Pendulum

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Your result from solving the differential equation should have looked something like this:

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


We now use the [[1,1,2]] trick learned in previous labs to strip away the extraneous parts of this solution, and move the result back into linsol with the command:


Go and do it now.

Moving on...

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ODE Laboratories: A Sabbatical Project by Christopher A. Barker

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