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Easy Java Simulations (2001- ) => Dynamics => Topic started by: Fu-Kwun Hwang on May 15, 2009, 08:31:04 am



Title: Force analysis of a pendulum
Post by: Fu-Kwun Hwang on May 15, 2009, 08:31:04 am
The following is a pendulum.

The blue arrow indicate the weight mg of the pendulum,
 and the square shows two component of weight (m*g*sinθ,m*g*cosθ).
The red arrow is the velocity vector (v).
The cyan arrow shows the tension of the string (T= m*g*cosθ+m*v2/L, where L is the length of the pendulum). The second term is the centripetal force required for the circular motion.)

You can click the stop button to pause the simulation and drag the black dot to change length and angle of the pendulum (the velocity will be set to zero when you drag the black dot).

You can drag the end of the velocity arrow to change it's velocity and watch how tension force changed,too!


Title: Re: Force analysis of a pendulum
Post by: lookang on June 24, 2010, 01:41:17 pm
You can click the stop button to pause the simulation and drag the black dot to change length and angle of the pendulum (the velocity will be set to zero when you drag the black dot).

You can drag the end of the velocity arrow to change it's velocity and watch how tension force changed,too!

Hi Prof, I don't think the black dot is drag-able.
please verify?


BTW, this is a great vertical circular motion applet.


Title: Re: Force analysis of a pendulum
Post by: Fu-Kwun Hwang on June 24, 2010, 02:46:10 pm
Sorry! I need to change the order of the GUI elements to make it drag-able. (The shape should appear later than velocity/force arrows).
It is fixed now.