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Foucault’s Pendulum
S S Verma
Dept. of Physics, SLIET, Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Pb)-148106
Science students always feel curious to learn and also visualize the revolution of earth around its own axis in 24hrs. The introduction of the Foucault pendulum in 1851 somehow overcame all the bottlenecks and aligned itself with the Rest of the Universe and was the first dynamical proof of the rotation of earth in an easy-to-see experiment and it created a justified sensation in both the learned and everyday worlds. Today, Foucault pendulums are popular displays in science museums and universities world over. This article, briefly presents the topics like history, mechanics, construction and setting up about Foucault’s pendulum with a hope that it will act as a source for its readers to understand the physics of Foucault’s pendulum in a simple manner.