# **SEE-Math**

## Texas A&M University

# **State Space**

## Landsberg

The students get to play with a toy pendulum set where they can build single, double, triple and higher order pendulums. The goal is to determine the state space of a single and double pendulum. They should learn that the positions of a single pendulum are specified by the points on a circle and the positions of a double pendulum are specified by the points on a doughnut.

© Philip B. Yasskin, 2005.

Last updated Jan 22, 2005