A Series of Posts on Simulating a Double Pendulum

By Christopher Tiee

Center for Computational Mathematics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla CA USA

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I'd like to feature my blog posts on simulating a double pendulum. The double pendulum a great example of an interesting, chaotic system of ODEs, and analyzing it is one way to really dive into Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics. I take it from the traditional Newtonian viewpoint, up through actual simulation.

  1. Configuration Space of a Double Pendulum
  2. Lagrangian Mechanics is Awesome
  3. The Euler-Lagrange Equations
  4. Hamiltonian Mechanics is Awesome
  5. Discretization and Simulation

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  • Christopher Tiee (2017), "A Series of Posts on Simulating a Double Pendulum," https://www.simiode.org/resources/3250.

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