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Numerical Solution of a Mechanics Braintwister Problem

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: Dr. Frank Wang
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In 1995, Boris Korsunsky published a collection of what he called "braintwisters" physics problems.  In 2011, Norman Paris and Michael L. Broide presented a comprehensive analysis of one of the mechanics problems involving the coupled motion of two blocks.  This worksheet demonstrates how to use Maple to derive the equations of motion using the calculus of variations, and to solve the differential equations numerically. 

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Publish Date: February 23, 2012
Created In: Maple 15
Language: English

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