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This website, from Physclips, provides a general explanation of the Foucault pendulum, which is a laboratory demonstration of the earth's rotation.  Some historical material is presented, along with a discussion of the motion of the pendulum. The site also contains several animations of the pendulum motion and links to other pendulum sites.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Solar System
= Earth
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Relative Motion
= Rotating Reference Frames
Waves and Pendula
- Oscillations
= Pendula
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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image credit: Daniel Sancho, Creative Commons; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from December 1, 2007 until December 16, 2007. View the feature here!


Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: Has a copyright or other licensing restriction.
Keywords: Earth, Foucault pendulum, inertial reference frame, precess, precession, rotation
Record Creator: Metadata instance created October 9, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Jun 21, 2010 by Ed Lee
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AIP Format
(University of New South Wales, Sydney), WWW Document, (http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/foucault_pendulum.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
The Foucault Pendulum, (University of New South Wales, Sydney), <http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/foucault_pendulum.html>.
APA Format
The Foucault Pendulum. (n.d.). Retrieved November 22, 2014, from University of New South Wales: http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/foucault_pendulum.html
Chicago Format
University of New South Wales. The Foucault Pendulum. Sydney: University of New South Wales. http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/foucault_pendulum.html (accessed 22 November 2014).
MLA Format
The Foucault Pendulum. Sydney: University of New South Wales. 22 Nov. 2014 <http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/foucault_pendulum.html>.
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