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Pendulum Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science

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ISBN-10: 0743464796

ISBN-13: 9780743464796

Edition: 2004

Authors: Amir D. Aczel

List price: $19.95
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The dramatic story of French physicist Leon Foucault, the scientific genius whose famous pendulum would change the way we see our world forever.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication date: 9/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Amir D. Aczel, Ph.D., his work has been translated into Turkish, Hebrew, French, German, italian, Chinese and Spanish. An internationally known mathematician, he lives in the Boston area.

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 Pantheon
The Gyroscope
The Coup d'Etat 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