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written by Zinaida Beynon and the California Academy of Sciences
This introductory website provides a step-by-step explanation of how a pendulum works and how the rotation of the earth causes the effects observed in a Foucault pendulum. A history of the understanding of the earth's rotation is also provided.
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Astronomy
- Historical Astronomy
= History of Astronomy
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Pendula
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Middle School
- Elementary School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
- Reference Material
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
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© 1999 California Academy of Sciences
Keywords:
Foucault, earth's rotation, oscillations, pendulum, simple harmonic motion, waves
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created January 14, 2007 by Lyle Barbato
Record Updated:
March 10, 2011 by Taha Mzoughi
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June 21, 2007
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Z. Beynon and California Academy of Sciences, (1999), WWW Document, (http://www.calacademy.org/products/pendulum/).
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Z. Beynon and California Academy of Sciences, About Foucault Pendulums (1999), <http://www.calacademy.org/products/pendulum/>.
APA Format
Beynon, Z., & California Academy of Sciences. (2007, June 21). About Foucault Pendulums. Retrieved April 19, 2014, from http://www.calacademy.org/products/pendulum/
Chicago Format
Beynon, Zinaida, and California Academy of Sciences. About Foucault Pendulums. June 21, 2007. http://www.calacademy.org/products/pendulum/ (accessed 19 April 2014).
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Beynon, Zinaida, and California Academy of Sciences. About Foucault Pendulums. 1999. 21 June 2007. 19 Apr. 2014 <http://www.calacademy.org/products/pendulum/>.
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