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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.

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Genre: Science
Author: Michael Matthews
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2006-01-19
File: 542 Pages
ISBN-13: 1402035268

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"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.

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Genre: Science
Author: Gregory L. Baker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2005-06-02
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780198567547

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Learn how the power of the pendulum can help you discover treasure, locate the lost, divine the new, and advise in relationships.

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Greg Nielsen
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Release: 1987-03
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 0892811579

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The best-selling author of The Wizard of Ads and the founder of Promote-a-Book identify patterns in the seemingly random ways society judges acceptability, revealing a 40-year cycle in Western society that explains current trends and viewpoints that are shaping the successes of today's political, business and celebrity figures.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Perseus
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
Release: 2012-10-02
File: 253 Pages
ISBN-13: 1593157061

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Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled—a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault’s Pendulum. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth.Orchestrating these and other diverse characters into his multilayered semiotic adventure, Eco has created a superb cerebral entertainment.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2007-03-05
File: 658 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780547539683

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Genre: Earth
Author: Sir George Biddell Airy
Publisher:
Release: 1855
File: 26 Pages
ISBN-13: OXFORD:590009967

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This monograph is concerned with modeling and control of a novel inverted pendulum device known as the Reaction Wheel Pendulum. The Reaction Wheel Pendulum is perhaps the simplest of the various pendulum systems in terms of its dynamic properties. At the same time, the Reaction Wheel Pendulum exhibits several properties, such as underactuation and nonlinearity that make it an attractive and useful system for research and advanced education. As such, the Reaction Wheel Pendulum is ideally suited for educating engineering students at virtually every level, from freshman to advanced graduate students.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Daniel Jerome Block
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Release: 2007
File: 105 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781598291940

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Bored during Mass at the cathedral in Pisa, the seventeen-year-old Galileo regarded the chandelier swinging overhead--and remarked, to his great surprise, that the lamp took as many beats to complete an arc when hardly moving as when it was swinging widely. Galileo's Pendulum tells the story of what this observation meant, and of its profound consequences for science and technology. The principle of the pendulum's swing--a property called isochronism--marks a simple yet fundamental system in nature, one that ties the rhythm of time to the very existence of matter in the universe. Roger Newton sets the stage for Galileo's discovery with a look at biorhythms in living organisms and at early calendars and clocks--contrivances of nature and culture that, however adequate in their time, did not meet the precise requirements of seventeenth-century science and navigation. Galileo's Pendulum recounts the history of the newly evolving time pieces--from marine chronometers to atomic clocks--based on the pendulum as well as other mechanisms employing the same physical principles, and explains the Newtonian science underlying their function. The book ranges nimbly from the sciences of sound and light to the astonishing intersection of the pendulum's oscillations and quantum theory, resulting in new insight into the make-up of the material universe. Covering topics from the invention of time zones to Isaac Newton's equations of motion, from Pythagoras' theory of musical harmony to Michael Faraday's field theory and the development of quantum electrodynamics, Galileo's Pendulum is an authoritative and engaging tour through time of the most basic all-pervading system in the world. Table of Contents: Preface Introduction 1. Biological Timekeeping: The Body's Rhythms 2. The Calendar: Different Drummers 3. Early Clocks: Home-Made Beats 4. The Pendulum Clock: The Beat of Nature 5. Successors: Ubiquitous Timekeeping 6. Isaac Newton: The Physics of the Pendulum 7. Sound and Light: Oscillations Everywhere 8. The Quantum: Oscillators Make Particles Notes References Index Reviews of this book: The range of things that measure time, from living creatures to atomic clocks, brackets Newton's intriguing narrative of time's connections, in the middle of which stands Galileo's famous discovery about pendulums...Science buffs will delight in the links Newton makes in this readable tour of how humanity marks time. --Gilbert Taylor, Booklist

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Genre: Science
Author: Roger G. NEWTON
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2009-06-30
File: 165 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780674041486

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Author: Frances Mary Peard
Publisher:
Release: 1894
File: 307 Pages
ISBN-13: NYPL:33433075765812

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You lose something. And only then you appreciate it. John Perkins has a peaceful and lovely life with his wife Katy. They live in a seeming harmony. However things turn upside down when one evening John comes home only to find it empty. Why is Katy gone? What has happened? John realizes how many important things he has lost, the most important of all – his precious Katy. Only if she could come back. Everything would be different and John would value her so much more. But will he actually? "The Pendulum" swings back and forth. It is up to John to grab the moment and appreciate it. Because some things cannot be reversed and only the regret is left. William Sidney Porter (1862-1919), known simply as O. Henry, was a prolific American author of humorous literary pieces. His fame came exceptionally quickly and he became a bestselling author of short story collections, among the most famous being "Cabbages and Kings", "The Voice of the City", and "Strictly Business." As a result of the outstanding literature legacy that O. Henry left behind, there is an American annual award after his name, given to exceptional short stories.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: O. Henry
Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
Release: 2020-08-26
File: 5 Pages
ISBN-13: 9788726587692

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