# EulerTop

Welcome to the EulerTop project home page.

Aim of this project is to develop KDE screen savers which show
some nice but physically realistic scenarios. The project's name
arose from the first simulation which was a top
described by the Euler equations discovered by Leonhard Euler. Until now the project contains two 3D screen
savers:

### KPendulum

KPendulum shows the chaotic motion of a two-part pendulum. Though
this dynamic system is pretty easy because there are only 2 degrees
of freedom its equations of motion (the Lagrange equations) are analytically not solvable and it shows
that chaotic motion may occur also in such simple systems. Besides
that, it is nice to look at it.

### KRotation

KRotation simulates a non-symmetric and force free rotating body
by solving the Euler equations describing such a system. The spinning
movement is visualised with traces drawn by the spinning axes
helping to get a grasp of some interesting effects known from
classical mechanics.

Have a look at some screenshots of
KRotation and KPendulum.

### Sources

Find the source code and documentation on the sourceforge project
page.

If you have ideas, comment, questions, or would like to
contribute do not hesitate to contact me.

Georg
Last modified: 2004-04-18

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