We also find an outcome that Huygens never mentions, in which one or both pendulum motions die out--a state we call ``beating death''. Huygens may not have observed beating death because his clock systems were heavily weighted (a by-product of the maritime design--the weighting was necessary to keep the clocks upright when at sea). Beating death happens less often as the system mass is increased. For a system mass comparable to those of Huygens' studies, we observe only antiphase synchronization.
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