Foucault Pendulum

Last night in my Dynamics class we solved for the lateral forces acting upon a pendulum.

It was rather interesting. A guy named Foucault accomplished this in the late 1800’s and now the pendulum experiment shares his name.

Read about Foucault Pendulums here.

2 thoughts on “Foucault Pendulum

  • 10/6/2006 at 11:35 am

    Ok, if he already solved it why are they asking you? Is it one of those “let’s-see-if-you-can-live-up-to-this-dead-French-guy” things?


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