Engineering >> Mechanical Engineering

Complete elliptical integral of the first kind

by 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.



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Advisors :
Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Micheal Nixion, Civil Services United States Air force
Suggested By :
Mateusz Tomasik