### Consider Covariance?

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I am computing the consider covariance transition matrix and having trouble. I have computed B = [0 0; 0 -theta/l] theta being the state theta not the matrix I am computing. SO thetadot = A*theta + B. Now this theta is the consider covariance transition transition theta. When I am integrating this I find that one index is a function of another and theta (from the state). How do I solve this considering that theta from the state is a function of time? Do you see my dilema here man? I am reaching out to all of you in Cyberland..

-- Star Man (crr@colorado.edu), February 28, 2000

The easiest way to calculate THETA is by using the formula

THETA = dX(t)/dC(t0) = [ dTHETA/dx0 dTHETA/dg ] [ dTHETAdot/dx0 dTHETAdot/dg ]

where

-- David Goldstein (david.goldstein@colorado.edu), February 28, 2000.

By solving the differencial equation:

thetaDoubleDot = -g/l * theta (this is the linearized equation of motion)

-- David Goldstein (david.goldstein@colorado.edu), February 29, 2000.

Where did you get your expresions for THETA and THETAdot (i.e. the state variables)?

-- Jason Stauch (stauch@colorado.edu), February 29, 2000.