Seven Tales of the Pendulum

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For four centuries the complex behaviour of the pendulum has contributed to the development of applied science and has left a significant imprint on our cultural history. In these seven 'tales' Baker describes the exciting diversity of the pendulum and its changing context, from simple system of classical physics to modern quantum system; he also considers its role in timekeeping, in the measurement of the earth and in literature, where it is a frequent symbol of inexorable regularity and doom.

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Seven Tales of the Pendulum

Seven Tales of the Pendulum

Hardback227pp

9780199589517     Product Code: 294496

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For four centuries the complex behaviour of the pendulum has contributed to the development of applied science and has left a significant imprint on our cultural history. In these seven 'tales' Baker describes the exciting diversity of the pendulum and its changing context, from simple system of classical physics to modern quantum system; he also considers its role in timekeeping, in the measurement of the earth and in literature, where it is a frequent symbol of inexorable regularity and doom.

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