3A95.50 - Chaos Pendula - Chaos Toys

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Chaos Pendula - Chaos Toys
Potential to Kinetic Energy, Simple Harmonic Motion
Area of Study:
Oscillations & Acoustics
Chaos Pendulums, Double Planar Pendulum, Toy Pendulum Models, and Alogo Pendulum (Ring Pendulum).

See also 3A95.50 in Chaos and Rube Goldberg.

The double planar pendulum shows what the addition of another degree of freedom does to the behavior of a pendulum.  The chaos Pendula are designed so that you may go from one degree of freedom to 5 degrees of freedom in many different configurations, usually used for a deeper understanding of chaotic behavior.

The Alogo pendulum may be started with either the ring in the upward or the downward position by adding the proper counter weight.

Video Credit: Daniel Reinart.

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