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PIRA Classification: 1E20.20
Description: This is a smaller version of the Foucault Pendulum. A small pendulum
is attached to a turn table. The bob will be directly over the center of the table. Starting
the pendulum and rotating the table will simulate the pendulum swinging in a straight line
while the earth rotates under it.
Special Instructions: Don't give the pendulum too great an amplitude or it will collide
with its support.
Ideally For: Phys 1101, 1201, 1301, Ast 1001
Setup time: 2 minutes
Safety Issues: None