Who invented the pendulum?

Answer The Dutch physicist and astronomer Christian Huygens (some sources spell his first name as Christiaan) invented the pendulum in 1656. His work was inspired by Galileo's discovery of the pendulum ef... Read More »

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Who invented the first pendulum clock?

The first pendulum clock was invented in 1656 by the Dutch mathematician and astronomer Christian Huygens. The discovery began in the early 1580s when Galileo found that a pendulum could swing thro... 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 »

How to Use a Pendulum?

A pendulum consists of a weight, called a bob, suspended from a rod or string that swings back and forth. Pendulums are found in timekeeping devices such as metronomes, grandfather and cuckoo clock... 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 »