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clear all; close all
t=linspace(0,2*pi/50,100); % create time varying from 0-0.126 s (or one period)
x=20*sin(50*t);dx=20*50*cos(50*t); % define x and dx/dt in terms of time (note dx=dx/dt)
t1=0.2*pi*cos(50*t); dt1=-10*pi*sin(50*t); % define theta1 (t1) and dtheta1/dt
t2=0.2*pi*sin(50*t-pi/3); dt2=10*pi*sin(50*t-pi/3); % define theta2 (t2) and dtheta2/dt;
L1=1;L2=1.5; % set lengths for L1 and L2 (none were given in problem so 1 and 1.5 mm were
% chosen arbitrarily
rcc=[x+L1*sin(t1);-L1*cos(t1)]; % position of connection between links
rco=[x+L1*sin(t1)+L2*sin(t2);-(L1*cos(t1)+L2*cos(t2))]; % create a row vectors of
% x-component and y-component of
% pendulum position C (r_C/O)
vco=[dx+L1*cos(t1).*dt1+L2*cos(t2).*dt2;(L1*sin(t1).*dt1+L2*sin(t2).*dt2)]; % create row
% vectors of
% the x- and
% y-component
% velocity of
% point C
xlabel('time (s)')
ylabel('velocity (mm/s)')
title('Velocity of end point')
% Now plot the position each time step
for i =1:length(t)
hold on
plot([x(i),rcc(1,i),rco(1,i)],[0,rcc(2,i),rco(2,i)]) % plot lines for 2 links
plot(rco(1,:),rco(2,:),'--','LineWidth',2); % this plots all of the positions in the x-y-plane
% over time
plot(rco(1,i),rco(2,i),'o','MarkerSize',10); % this plots the position as a circle at
% timestep i
axis([-30 30 -5 0]) % this sets the axis bounds
print(filename); % another option for saving a plot to a png is the 'print' command
hold off
clf % this clears the figure for the next time step
% this is a system command to use ImageMagick's cli 'convert' to create an animated gif
% if you don't have ImageMagick installed, comment this next line
system ("convert -delay 10 -loop 0 pendulum_output/*png pendulum.gif")
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