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Seven tales of the pendulum, Gregory Baker

Label
Seven tales of the pendulum
Title
Seven tales of the pendulum
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Baker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Using graphs, figures and narrative to explain scientific ideas and models, Gregory Baker gives a lucid account of the physics of the pendulum, showing the reader how the context of the pendulum progresses over four centruies from that of a simple system of classical physics, to that of a chaotic system, and eventually to that of a modern quantum system. He also describes its fascinating presence in cultural history, from its role in timekeeping and measurements of the earth to its importance as a literary symbol of doom. -- from publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Gregory L.,
Dewey number
531/.324
Index
index present
LC call number
QA862.P4
LC item number
B354 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pendulum
  • Gravity
  • Rotational motion (Rigid dynamics)
Label
Seven tales of the pendulum, Gregory Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes glossary
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (p.[219]-220) and index
Contents
Part I: Introduction -- Part II: Seven tales of the Pendulum: Tale 1: Pendulums measure the earth ; Tale 2: Pendulums keep time ; Tale 3: Pendulums measure fundamental forces ; Tale 4: Pendulums swing high ; Tale 5: Pendulums go chaotic ; Tale 6: Pendulums stick together ; Tale 7: Pendulums in the small -- Part III: Conclusion
Control code
ocn673415082
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 227p.
Isbn
9780199589517
Lccn
2010044097
Note
  • Inscribed by the author.
  • Presented to the faculty and students of Bryn Athyn College of the New Church by the author.
  • Gregory L. Baker is Professor Emeritus of Bryn Athyn College.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)673415082
Label
Seven tales of the pendulum, Gregory Baker
Publication
Note
Includes glossary
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (p.[219]-220) and index
Contents
Part I: Introduction -- Part II: Seven tales of the Pendulum: Tale 1: Pendulums measure the earth ; Tale 2: Pendulums keep time ; Tale 3: Pendulums measure fundamental forces ; Tale 4: Pendulums swing high ; Tale 5: Pendulums go chaotic ; Tale 6: Pendulums stick together ; Tale 7: Pendulums in the small -- Part III: Conclusion
Control code
ocn673415082
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 227p.
Isbn
9780199589517
Lccn
2010044097
Note
  • Inscribed by the author.
  • Presented to the faculty and students of Bryn Athyn College of the New Church by the author.
  • Gregory L. Baker is Professor Emeritus of Bryn Athyn College.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)673415082

Library Locations

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      2925 College Drive, Bryn Athyn, PA, 19009, US
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