Developed by Andy Rundquist - Published October 3, 2016
|Level||Beyond the First Year|
Students who complete this set of exercises will * be able to plot the approximate trajectory based on the typical textbook approach (**Exercise 1**), * determine the full equations of motion for the inertial frame, making clear what the true origin is (center of the earth) and how all the forces work (**Exercise 2**), * plot the motion of the pendulum in the inertial frame with a "camera" that moves with the earth (**Exercise 3**), * determine the full equations of motion for the noninertial frame, making clear how all the forces work (**Exercise 4**), * plot the motion of the pendulum in the noninertial frame (**Exercise 5**) * compare the two approaches (**Exercise 6**) * explore what happens when you change the oscillation speed (**Exercise 6**)
|Time to Complete||60 min|
These exercises are not tied to a specific programming language. Example implementations are provided under the Code tab, but the Exercises can be implemented in whatever platform you wish to use (e.g., Excel, Python, MATLAB, etc.).
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Credits and Licensing
Andy Rundquist, "Foucault Pendulum," Published in the PICUP Collection, October 2016, https://doi.org/10.1119/PICUP.Exercise.foucaultpendulum.
The instructor materials are ©2016 Andy Rundquist.
The exercises are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license