Monthly Archives: May 2011

Wave Pendulum Analysis

Thanks to both Frank Noschese and John Burk, I’ve been reminded recently of the very cool wave pendulum demonstration apparatus: What I wanted to figure out was how the inherent nonlinearities in pendula would affect the analysis of the motion. … Continue reading

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Theoretical Mechanics final

Right now my students are taking the final for this course. I thought I’d do it, too, only here on my blog. I’m typing this during the final period (in fact, I had to change to a laptop since the … Continue reading

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Shooting method for hydrogen

This semester I’m teaching the lab portion of a course called Applied Math. My colleague in the math department teaches the lecture and I have a 1.5 hour lab once a week. One of the cool things about it is … Continue reading

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