Engineering >> Mechanical EngineeringComplete elliptical integral of the first kindby Dylan Thetford
Submitted : Fall 2016 Useing a combination of physics and calculus methods to determine the angle at which the wrecking ball should be released. The givin equation for the period of the pendulum is a non integrable function so a Taylor polynomial must be used to estimate the equation. Using the Taylor polynomial of the 5th degree the equation can now be integrated and used to find the angle Ɵ by solving for a, given that a is in radians which subsequently must be converted to degrees. By utilizing this methodology, the angle at which theta must be titled at will be determined.
