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Animation 3: Roll pendulum

The suspension point K_{1} of a plane pendulum slides frictionless along the x-axis. The pendulum body has
the distance L from the suspension point. Both bodies have the same mass m_{1}=m_{2}=m and the connection
between K_{1} and K_{2} is massless.

The period is derived symbolically, the equations of motion are solved numerically.
The movement of the pendulum body, the suspension point and the connection between them are displayed in the plane x-y .
Further details can be found in Chap04_3 .