Change of the plane of oscillation of a Foucault pendulum from simple pictures

Thomas F. Jordan, Jonathan Maps

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Abstract

The change of the plane of oscillation of a Foucault pendulum is calculated without using equations of motion, the Gauss-Bonnet theorem, parallel transport, or assumptions that are difficult to explain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1188-1189
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume78
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 21 2010

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