History of the Pendulum
A pendulum is an object or weight suspended from a pivot point. When a pendulum is set in motion, gravity causes a restoring force that will accelerate it toward the center point, resulting in a back and forth swinging motion. The word "pendulum" is new...
History. Replica of Zhang Heng's seismometer. The pendulum is ... One of the
earliest known uses of a pendulum was a 1st-century ...
The pendulum is assembled from a string or a light rod with a weight at one end.
Galileo was the first to examine its unique characteristics. Galileo found that ...
Jan 8, 2006 ... Italian. Everyone knows that the pendulum, and its fundamental properties, were
studied for the first time by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), who ...
Pendulum Clock. In Aristotelian physics, which was still the predominant way to
explain the behavior of bodies near the Earth, a heavy body (that is, one in which
Dec 6, 2012 ... Pendulums are used to regulate the movement of clocks because the interval... ...
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Jul 15, 2010 ... From 1656 until the 1930's the pendulum clock was the most precise time
keeping instrument available until the 1940's when the Quartz ...
Feb 17, 2009 ... Here is a brief synopsis of the history behind the invention and use of the
History of the Pendulum. A pendulum is an object or weight suspended from a
pivot point. When a pendulum is set in motion, gravity causes a restoring force