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Pendulum

Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science

Pendulum by Amir  D. Aczel
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Contents
Preface

A Stunning Discovery in the Cellar

Ancient Logic: Bible and Inquisition

Failed Experiments with Falling Bodies

A Science "Irregular" in the Age of the Engineer

The Meridian of Paris

"Come See the Earth Turn"

Mathematical Bedlam

A New Bonaparte

The Force of Coriolis

The Panthéon

The Gyroscope

The Coup d'État and the Second Empire

An Unemployed Genius

The Observatory Physicist

Final Glory

A Premature End

The Defeat at Sedan

Aftermath

Appendix: Proofs of Foucault's Sine Law

Acknowledgments

Notes

Bibliography

Index
Atria Books; November 2007
288 pages; ISBN 9781416588436
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