Foucault S Pendulum

📒Pendulum ✍ Amir D. Aczel

✏Book Title : Pendulum
✏Author : Amir D. Aczel
✏Publisher : SUNY Press
✏Release Date : 2007-11-01
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 1416588434
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Pendulum Book Summary : In 1851, struggling, self-taught physicist Léon Foucault performed a dramatic demonstration inside the Panthéon in Paris. By tracking a pendulum's path as it swung repeatedly across the interior of the large ceremonial hall, Foucault offered the first definitive proof -- before an audience that comprised the cream of Parisian society, including the future emperor, Napoleon III -- that the earth revolves on its axis. Through careful, primary research, world-renowned author Amir Aczel has revealed the life of a gifted physicist who had almost no formal education in science, and yet managed to succeed despite the adversity he suffered at the hands of his peers. The range and breadth of Foucault's discoveries is astonishing: He gave us the modern electric compass, devised an electric microscope, invented photographic technology, and made remarkable deductions about color theory, heat waves, and the speed of light. Yet until now so little has been known about his life. Richly detailed and evocative, Pendulum tells of the illustrious period in France during the Second Empire; of Foucault's relationship with Napoleon III, a colorful character in his own right; and -- most notably -- of the crucial triumph of science over religion. Dr. Aczel has crafted a fascinating narrative based on the life of this most astonishing and largely unrecognized scientist, whose findings answered many age-old scientific questions and posed new ones that are still relevant today.

📒The Pendulum ✍ Michael Matthews

✏Book Title : The Pendulum
✏Author : Michael Matthews
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2006-01-19
✏Pages : 542
✏ISBN : 1402035268
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Pendulum Book Summary : The pendulum is a universal topic in primary and secondary schools, but its full potential for learning about physics, the nature of science, and the relationships between science, mathematics, technology, society and culture is seldom realised. Contributions to this 32-chapter anthology deal with the science, history, methodology and pedagogy of pendulum motion. There is ample material for the richer and more cross-disciplinary treatment of the pendulum from elementary school to high school, and through to advanced university classes. Scientists will value the studies on the physics of the pendulum; historians will appreciate the detailed treatment of Galileo, Huygens, Newton and Foucault’s pendulum investigations; psychologists and educators will learn from the papers on Piaget; teachers will welcome the many contributions to pendulum pedagogy. All readers will come away with a new awareness of the importance of the pendulum in the foundation and development of modern science; and for its centrality in so many facets of society and culture.

📒Foucault S Pendulum ✍ Umberto Eco

✏Book Title : Foucault s Pendulum
✏Author : Umberto Eco
✏Publisher : Random House
✏Release Date : 2014-08-29
✏Pages : 656
✏ISBN : 9781448181988
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Foucault s Pendulum Book Summary : Three book editors, jaded by reading far too many crackpot manuscripts on the mystic and the occult, are inspired by an extraordinary conspiracy story told to them by a strange colonel to have some fun. They start feeding random bits of information into a powerful computer capable of inventing connections between the entries, thinking they are creating nothing more than an amusing game, but then their game starts to take over, the deaths start mounting, and they are forced into a frantic search for the truth

✏Book Title : Understanding Pendulums
✏Author : L.P. Pook
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2011-05-27
✏Pages : 136
✏ISBN : 9400714157
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Understanding Pendulums Book Summary : Despite their apparent simplicity, the behaviour of pendulums can be remarkably complicated. Historically, pendulums for specific purposes have been developed using a combination of simplified theory and trial and error. There do not appear to be any introductory books on pendulums, written at an intermediate level, and covering a wide range of topics. This book aims to fill the gap. It is written for readers with some background in elementary geometry, algebra, trigonometry and calculus. Historical information, where available and useful for the understanding of various types of pendulum and their applications, is included. Perhaps the best known use of pendulums is as the basis of clocks in which a pendulum controls the rate at which the clock runs. Interest in theoretical and practical aspects of pendulums, as applied to clocks, goes back more than four centuries. The concept of simple pendulums, which are idealised versions of real pendulums is introduced. The application of pendulums to clocks is described, with detailed discussion of the effect of inevitable differences between real pendulums and simple pendulums. In a clock, the objective is to ensure that the pendulum controls the timekeeping. However, pendulums are sometimes driven, and how this affects their behaviour is described. Pendulums are sometimes used for occult purposes. It is possible to explain some apparently occult results by using modern pendulum theory. For example, why a ring suspended inside a wine glass, by a thread from a finger, eventually strikes the glass. Pendulums have a wide range of uses in scientific instruments, engineering, and entertainment. Some examples are given as case studies. Indexed in the Book Citation Index– Science (BKCI-S)

📒Galileo S Pendulum ✍ Dusan I. Bjelic

✏Book Title : Galileo s Pendulum
✏Author : Dusan I. Bjelic
✏Publisher : SUNY Press
✏Release Date : 2012-02-01
✏Pages : 221
✏ISBN : 9780791486092
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Galileo s Pendulum Book Summary : Examines the history of science in light of recent theories of sexuality and the body.

📒The Pendulum ✍ Gregory L. Baker

✏Book Title : The Pendulum
✏Author : Gregory L. Baker
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2005-06-02
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 9780198567547
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Pendulum Book Summary : "The Pendulum: A Case Study in Physics" describes one physical system - the pendulum - and its manifestations in classical and modern physics. While being a technical work, this remarkable study is set within the context of the technological, historical, and cultural developments to which the pendulum has contributed.

✏Book Title : The Foucault Pendulum of the Peabody Museum of Yale University
✏Author : Charles S. Hastings
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1928
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : OCLC:604424455
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Foucault Pendulum of the Peabody Museum of Yale University Book Summary :

📒Reading Eco ✍ Umberto Eco

✏Book Title : Reading Eco
✏Author : Umberto Eco
✏Publisher : Indiana University Press
✏Release Date : 1997
✏Pages : 476
✏ISBN : 0253211166
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Reading Eco Book Summary : Umberto Eco is a renowned medievalist, philosopher, novelist, a popular journalist, and linguist. This work provides an introduction to his writing and thought.

✏Book Title : The London Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science
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✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1851
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : BSB:BSB10613944
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Book Title : Royal Society of London Catalogue of Scientific Papers 1800 1900
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✏Publisher : CUP Archive
✏Release Date : 1867
✏Pages :
✏ISBN :
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Royal Society of London Catalogue of Scientific Papers 1800 1900 Book Summary :