DelCioppo, Peter. “Parametric Study of Magnetic Pendulum”, Boston College, 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/564.
The magnetic pendulum investigated in this experiment closely models various forms of the gravitational pendulum. However, the apparatus used in this experiment allows for greater insight as the constant and periodic forces can be easily varied. This project extends the previous work of Sang-Yoon Kim and Francis Moon on the magnetic pendulum by including an additional degree of freedom. This additional degree of freedom allows for a greater understanding of the bifurcation points observed.