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