Material Detail

Pendulum Phase Space Orbit -- Multi-Cycle, Damped

Pendulum Phase Space Orbit -- Multi-Cycle, Damped

An animation showing a damped pendulum's oscillation in phase space, with a time axis curving back on itself in a circle. This in effect repeats the cycle after a certain number of orbits. This represents a system which may have some sort of periodicity associated with it as does the pendulum itself. The user may change the viewpoint of the graph.


  • Editor Reviews
  • User Rating
  • Comments
  • Learning Exercises
  • Bookmark Collections
  • Course ePortfolios
  • Accessibility Info

More about this material


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.