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Measures on a Foucault’s pendulum for schools

Authors
  • Boccherini, Benedetta
  • Straulino, Samuele
Type
Published Article
Journal
Physics Education
Publisher
IOP Publishing
Publication Date
Jul 15, 2022
Volume
57
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1088/1361-6552/ac7932
Source
ioppublishing
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Frontline
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Abstract

We present some measures with the Foucault’s pendulum located in the building housing the Physics and Astronomy Department of our University. We shot a movie of the pendulum motion over 1 hour, whose frames have been later analysed to extract information about the trajectory. Thanks to this method, the rotation of the oscillation plane has been reconstructed with great accuracy. The educational value of this experiment is pointed out, which is also suitable for secondary school’s students.

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