FOUCAULT PENDULUM MODEL #1  2O06.12

Title: FOUCAULT PENDULUM MODEL #1 2O06.12 / Dimensions:

As implied by the title, this work is a model of a "Foucault Pendulum," including a "frictionless bearing" at the point of suspension. If this were a true Foucault Pendulum, that would demonstrate the rotation of the Earth beneath it, it would need to be scaled up by a factor of at least 20 in all respects and be suspended from the ceiling of a building, so that there would be no side supports to interfere with the oscillation of the bob. (Actually, I do not know the minimum size required for the demonstration to occur). The brass bob is suspended by wire, and weighs approximately 1 kg.


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