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published by the Sonoma State University
This webpage is an informal record of observations of the motion of a Foucault pendulum at the South Pole. Several photographs show the pendulum itself and steps in its construction, and the text describes the challenges in building the pendulum and making the observations.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Gravity
Waves and Pendula
- Oscillations
= Pendula
- High School
- Informal Education
- Reference Material
= Article
= Research study
- Audio/Visual
= Photograph
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- Learners
- General Publics
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image credit: Jon Bird; Image source;  larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from February 16, 2010 until February 28, 2010. View the feature here!


Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: Does not have a copyright, license, or other use restriction.
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Keywords: 24 hour, axis, earth rotation, gravity
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 9, 2010 by Foha Rafiq
Record Updated: Jun 11, 2010 by Ed Lee
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when Cataloged:
December 1, 2001
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AIP Format
(Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, 2001), WWW Document, (http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/graduates/baker/southpolefoucault.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
South Pole Foucault Pendulum (Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, 2001), <http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/graduates/baker/southpolefoucault.html>.
APA Format
South Pole Foucault Pendulum. (2001, December 1). Retrieved September 2, 2014, from Sonoma State University: http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/graduates/baker/southpolefoucault.html
Chicago Format
Sonoma State University. South Pole Foucault Pendulum. Rohnert Park: Sonoma State University, December 1, 2001. http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/graduates/baker/southpolefoucault.html (accessed 2 September 2014).
MLA Format
South Pole Foucault Pendulum. Rohnert Park: Sonoma State University, 2001. 1 Dec. 2001. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/graduates/baker/southpolefoucault.html>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Title = {South Pole Foucault Pendulum}, Publisher = {Sonoma State University}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {2 September 2014}, Month = {December 1, 2001}, Year = {2001} }
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