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The Pendulum: A Case Study in Physics

The Pendulum: A Case Study in Physics
Author: Gregory L. Baker - James A. Blackburn
ISBN 13: 9780199557684
ISBN 10: 199557683
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009-01-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 350
List Price: $56.00

In this well-illustrated treatment of the study of pendulum, Baker (Bryn Athyn College of the New Church) and Blackburn (Wilfrid Laurier U.) provide fascinating information about the history of the pendulum and what scientists thought it did, the revolution wrought by Foucault, the special cases of the torsion pendulum, the chaotic pendulum, the quantum pendulum, and coupled pendulums, the effects of superconductivity, and the most familiar to most of us, the pendulum clock. They include information on special interests in the appendices, such as the inverted pendulum and the Longnow clock. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR