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John
10/20/98 05:07am

I really need to solve the following equation. Mathamatica really freaks out with it. Any suggestions would be great

difEq = 2*g/r*Sin[Alpha[t]] + Omega^2 == Alpha'[t]^2

I want to find the solution for Alpha[t] in terms of t. I am using DSolve with initial condition Alpha[0]=0.

What I need to do is put values of t into Alpha[t] and determine the angle.

btw this is simply the formula for an object moving along a circular path with the force of gravity accelerating the object.





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