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Bead on Hoop Problem
  • Harman
California State University, Chico
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We investigated near equilibrium behavior of a wire. A small perturbation from an equilibrium point either showed stable behavior with the size of oscillation correlated to the size of the perturbation or some sort of unstable behavior. The phase space and state space diagrams are the same shape except for units so for convinience the state space is plotted in each case.