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Double Pendulum Simulation

Complexity Dynamic Behaviour
     In dynamic problems, the structure does not need to be complicated nor constructed from highly non-linear elements to produce complex behaviour. Complex behaviour patterns can be produced by connections of elements or component parts that individually are very simple. How this can occur is demonstrated through the simulation of the motion of a double pendulum. This is described by McLucas (2005, Ch1) at DemonstratingDynamicComplexity-DoublePendulum.doc, and Double Pendulum - SDA.pdf. A system dynamics simulation is at DoublePendulumDemo-SDA.sip.

 

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