The Foucault Pendulum Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
The Foucault Pendulum
Description:
The Foucault pendulum demonstrates Earth's rotation by the rotation of the pendulum's plane of swing--the one shown here is at the City of the Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain.  To learn about Foucault's discovery, see this APS News article. Also, see this YouTube video of the University of Louisville's Foucault pendulum in action.
Image:
image credit: Daniel Sancho, Creative Commons; <a href=" http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Foucault_pendulum_closeup.jpg " target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href=" http://www.physicstogo.org/images/features/Foucault-pend-large-6-4-10.gif" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: Daniel Sancho, Creative Commons; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/foucaultlarge11-26-07.jpg
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December 1, 2007 - December 16, 2007