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Title: A bead attached to a spring and confined to move along a wirePost by: Fu-Kwun Hwang on February 25, 2007, 02:19:36 pm
This is a famous mathematical modeling problem.
A bean attached one end of the spring with free force length L0 and spring constant k. It is also confined to move along a wire. The height of the wire can be adjusted if you drag the left end up/down. The tilt angle of the wire can be adjusted if you drag the right end up/down. The force and velocity vectors are shown with blue/red arrows. Phase diagram of vx-x is shown in the right plotting region. |