reperiendi

Galloping Gertie

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2005 February 23

I remember watching this film (Not VHS!) about Galloping Gertie in a physics class on numerical analysis. Ross Spencer was illustrating how the wave equation was related to the simple harmonic oscillator. The approximation is only good insofar as the restoring force is linear. “And here it goes nonlinear…”

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