Fresno Pacific University Foucault Pendulum
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fresgo
N 36° 43.538 W 119° 44.111
11S E 255736 N 4067924
Quick Description: Located at Fresno Pacific University 1717 South Chestnut Avenue • Fresno, California 93702-4709
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/25/2011 5:54:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMBA6T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TitusLlewelyn
Views: 8

Long Description:
The Fresno Pacific University Foucault Pendulum is located in the lobby of the AIMS (Activities Integrating Mathematics and Science) Hall of Mathematics and Science. The pendulum was dedicated upon the building's opening in 2002. A placard nearby states the pendulum was the gift of Dr. Arthur Wiebe, a former FPU President and his wife, Evelyn. Dr. Wiebe was quoted at the dedication as follows, “The pendulum is a harmonious integration of interrelationship of mathematics and science." I was able to witness one of the pegs falling.
Weight of the ball: 235

Length: 41

Material: Brass

Period of oscillation: 7

Rotation time: 24

Admission Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Hours of Operation: Not listed

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