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Pendulum Phase Space Orbit -- Single-Cycle, Damped

Pendulum Phase Space Orbit -- Single-Cycle, Damped

An animation showing a damped pendulum's oscillation in phase space, with a time axis curving back on itself in a circle. The pendulum has an orbit whose period coincides with the cycle time. As time passes, the point where the orbit penetrates the sectioning (p,v) plane moves, stitching a pattern. The user may change the viewpoint of the graph.
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