Volume 106, Number 2, April 2014
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||16 April 2014|
Dynamical decoupling and dynamical isolation in temporally modulated coupled pendulums
INO-CNR BEC Center and Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Trento - via Sommarive 14, 38123 Povo, Italy
Received: 16 January 2014
Accepted: 3 April 2014
We theoretically study the dynamics of a pair of coupled pendulums subject to a periodic temporal modulation of their oscillation frequency. Inspired from analogous developments in quantum mechanics, we anticipate dynamical localization and dynamical isolation effects, as well as the occurrence of non-trivial coupling phases. Perspectives in the direction of studying synthetic gauge fields in a classical mechanics context are outlined.
PACS: 45.20.D- – Newtonian mechanics / 46.40.Ff – Resonance, damping, and dynamic stability / 03.65.Vf – Phases: geometric; dynamic or topological
© EPLA, 2014
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.