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Foucault Pendulums
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A Foucault Pendulum may look like it's just a swinging ball, but it's actually demonstrating the rotation of the earth!
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Foucault PendulumsThe Franklin Institute Foucault Pendulum - Philadelphia, PA

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Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Binder donated the Foucault pendulum at the Franklin Institute. It was installed on 15 February 1934. Eleven men held the 85-foot wire that holds the bob in order to prevent kinks from tangling it.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/23/2009

last visited: 10/24/2011

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Foucault PendulumsUnited Nations Building in NYC

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These are the coordinates just outside the United Nations Building in NYC... that's New York City. The Foucault Pendulum that hangs there was a donation from the Netherlands Government.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: New York

date approved: 5/24/2007

last visited: 8/2/2008

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