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Wolfram Technology Conference

Apps accompany Phil Todd's presentation: "Symbolic mechanics: from optimal trebuchets to simple chaotic machines"

Tags: Wolfram, trebuchet, chaos

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Stationary Trebuchet
Stationary Trebuchet
As you change the relative masses, the pivot point adapts to the optimal location.

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Wheeled Trebuchet
Wheeled Trebuchet
k is the ratio of the long arm of the trebuchet to the short arm. Notice that wheels allow the counterweight to drop more directly, and yield a faster throw.

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Simple Chaos Machine
Simple Chaos Machine
Changing the spring constant (k) illustrates the onset of chaos in this simple mechanism.

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