When Thomas met Foucault
The Pantheon in Paris was used by Leon Foucault on 31 March 1851, under the reign of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, the first titular president of the French republic, to give an impressive demonstration. Using a pendulum (with a 67 meter wire and a 28 kg pendulum bob), he could demonstrate the rotation of the Earth in a tell-tale manner.
KeywordsVelocity Space Circular Orbit Closed Curve Great Circle Parallel Transport
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.