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Physical Pendulum in a Hamiltonian Formulation
Authors

David M. Harrison
Organization: Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Toronto
Solomon Castillo Douglas
Theodore G. Shepherd
Organization: Univ. of Toronto
Department: Department of Physics
Old MathSource #

0206-109
Revision date

1998-09-30
Description

Using C-code communicating with Mathematica via Mathlink, this package solves the undamped pendulum in a Hamiltonian formulation using a variety of Runge-Kutta algorithms including a symplectic integrator. Separate files allow solving the undriven and driven pendulum.
Subject

*Science > Physics > Mechanics
Keywords

Physics, College Courseware, Education, Mechanical Engineering, MathLink, Hamiltonian, Driven pendulum, undriven pendulum
Downloads

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Makefile (310 B) - simple makefile to compile the binaries
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Pendulum.README (758 B) - Author notes
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Pendulum.ps (53.6 KB) - PostScript documentation for the Pendulum package
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perturbed.c (6.5 KB) - MathLink C file for driven pendulum
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perturbed.tm (4.4 KB) - MathLink template for driven pendulum
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simple.c (6.5 KB) - MathLink C file for simple pendulum
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simple.tm (2.8 KB) - MathLink template for simple pendulum

Files specific to Mathematica 2.2 version:
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Pendulum.README (2.3 KB) - Author notes