Trajectory of Foucault's Pendulum

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This Demonstration shows the trajectory of the Foucault pendulum. The and plots are shown, along with the versus phase diagram for the trajectory.

Contributed by: Chenyukun (July 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



In 1851, Foucault's pendulum paper was published in Paris. He constructed a publicly displayed Foucault pendulum experiment, which demonstrated Earth's rotation!

This Demonstration was done as a final term project for a mechanics course taught by Associate Professor Lu Rongde.

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