Who made the first pendulum?

Answer Galileo made the first pendulum in 1602. His discovery was based on his knowledge of Aristotelian physics, and the pendulum continued to fascinate him for the rest of his life. The first pendulum c... Read More »

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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 »

Is Big Ben a pendulum clock?

Originally, Big Ben was the name given to the bell that strikes the hours in London’s St. Stephen’s Tower, but the name now refers to the chimes, clock faces, pendulum clock mechanism and tower... Read More »

How do i build a pendulum?

Simple PendulumAttach a string to a weight. Any object, preferably dense and small, can be suspended from a string or wire. Tie, glue or tape the object to the string or wire. A metal ring or key i... Read More »