How to Make a Foucault Pendulum?

Answer Foucault's pendulum is a device created by Leon Foucault (1819-1868). It was the first device created that helped exhibit in visual form the rotation of the Earth. The pendulum is usually a length ... Read More »

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Directions to Making a Foucault Pendulum?

In the winter of 1851, French physicist Léon Foucault came up with a simple and elegant way to prove to world that the Earth revolved around its axis in diurnal motion. He suspended a heavy round ... Read More »

What is a pendulum used for?

A pendulum is a weight that swings near the end of a rod or a cord, and is used as a measurement device. Time, acceleration due to gravity, velocities and the Earth's rotation are among the things ... Read More »

What is a pendulum and how does it work?

Pendulum clocks have been around since the 17th century. This type of clock has a pendulum and works via weights, though in modern examples, it may be a spring winder. Weights are what keep the clo... Read More »

In what year was the pendulum clock invented?

The first pendulum clock was invented by physicist, astronomer and mathematician Christiaan Huygens of the Netherlands. Huygens presented the pendulum clock in 1657, and a description of the clock ... Read More »