Seven Tales of the Pendulum

lies in the path of the pendulum. Therefore he needs to devise some other method of regaining freedom of movement. The story continues as the pendulum draws ever closer, with increasingly large amplitudes for its swing.

Author: Gregory L. Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199589517

Category: Mathematics

Page: 227

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Seven Tales of the Pendulum

Seven 'tales', detailing different important facets of the pendulum, show the exciting diversity of the science of the pendulum, and its untold significance in the history of human intellectual development.

Author: Gregory L. Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191004841

Category: Science

Page: 248

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The pendulum is a unique physical system which exhibits remarkably varied and complex behavior under many different conditions. It is also a system which, in its many manifestations, has left a significant imprint on human thought and culture. Using graphs, figures, and narrative to explain scientific ideas and models, Gregory Baker gives a lucid account of the physics of the pendulum, showing the reader how the context of the pendulum progresses over four centuries from that of a simple system of classical physics, to that of a chaotic system, and eventually to that of a modern quantum system. He also describes its fascinating presence in cultural history, from its role in timekeeping and measurements of the earth to its importance as a literary symbol of doom. Seven 'tales', detailing different important facets of the pendulum, show the exciting diversity of the science of the pendulum, and its untold significance in the history of human intellectual development.
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Gravity

The inaccuracy in Galileo's idea that simple pendulums swing with the same period what ever their amplitude is described in Gregory L. Baker, Seven Tales of the Pendulum (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 111– 12. 11.

Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 9780715644454

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Physicists will tell you that four forces control the universe. Of these, gravity may the most obvious, but it is also the most mysterious. Newton managed to predict the force of gravity but couldn't explain how it worked at a distance. Then Einstein picked up on the simple premise that gravity and acceleration are interchangeable to devise his mind-bending General Relativity, showing how matter warps space and time. Not only did this explain how gravity worked - and how apparently simple gravitation has four separate components - but it predicted everything from black holes to gravity's effect on time. Whether it's the reality of anti-gravity or the unexpected discovery that a ball and a laser beam drop at the same rate, gravity is the force that fascinates.
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Of Clocks and Time

... Clocks and Cultures (London: Tauris Parke Paperbacks) Baggott J 2018 Origins: The Scientific Story of Creation (New York: ... MA and New York: Cambridge University Press) Baker G L 2011 Seven Tales of the Pendulum (New York: Oxford ...

Author: Lutz Hüwel

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781681740966

Category: Science

Page: 184

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Of Clocks and Time takes readers on a five-stop journey through the physics and technology (and occasional bits of applications and history) of timekeeping. On the way, conceptual vistas and qualitative images abound, but since mathematics is spoken everywhere the book visits equations, quantitative relations, and rigorous definitions are offered as well. The expedition begins with a discussion of the rhythms produced by the daily and annual motion of sun, moon, planets, and stars. Centuries worth of observation and thinking culminate in Newton's penetrating theoretical insights since his notion of space and time are still influential today. During the following two legs of the trip, tools are being examined that allow us to measure hours and minutes and then, with ever growing precision, the tiniest fractions of a second. When the pace of travel approaches the ultimate speed limit, the speed of light, time and space exhibit strange and counter-intuitive traits. On this fourth stage of the journey, Einstein is the local tour guide whose special and general theories of relativity explain the behavior of clocks under these circumstances. Finally, the last part of the voyage reverses direction, moving ever deeper into the past to explore how we can tell the age of "things" - including that of the universe itself.
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The Concept of Affectivity in Early Modern Philosophy

... of synchronization to the law of other pendulums in order to form one law, that is, one whole united by a mutual relation of motion and rest. Bibliography and abbreviations Baker, Gregory L. 2011. Seven Tales of the Pendulum.

Author: Ádám Smrcz

Publisher: Gyöngyösi Megyer

ISBN: 9789632848204

Category: Philosophy

Page: 294

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There is no need to argue for the relevance of affectivity in early modern philosophy. When doing research and conceptualizing affectivity in this period, we hope to attain a basicinterpretive framework for philosophy in general, one that is independent of and cutting across such unfruitful divisions as the time-honored interpretive distinction between “rationalists” and “empiricists”, which we consider untenable when applied to 17th-century thinkers. Our volume consists of papers based on the contributions to the First Budapest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, held on 14–15 October 2016 at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. When composing this volume, our aim was not to present a systematic survey of affectivity in early modern philosophy. Rather, our more modest goal was to foster collaboration among researchers working in different countries and different traditions. Many of the papers published here are already in implicit or explicit dialogue with others. We hope that they will generate more of an exchange of ideas in the broader field of early modern scholarship.
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Anthologizing Poe

It was a formula Poe used for many riveting tales, whether his narrator was facing deadly pestilence, a vortex, premature burial, or a razor-sharp pendulum. The second section includes seven tales in which a narrator experiences the ...

Author: Emron Esplin

Publisher: Lehigh University Press

ISBN: 9781611462593

Category: Literary Criticism

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This collection explores how anthologizers and editors of Edgar Allan Poe play an integral role in shaping our conceptions of Poe as the author we have come to recognize, revere, and critique today. In the spheres of literature and popular culture, Poe wields more global influence than any other U.S. author. This influence, however, cannot be attributed solely to the quality of Poe’s texts or to his compellingly tragic biography. Rather, his continued prominence as a writer owes much to the ways that Poe has been interpreted, portrayed, and packaged by an extensive group of mediators ranging from anthologizers, editors, translators, and fellow writers to literary critics, filmmakers, musicians, and illustrators. In this volume, the work of presenting Poe’s texts for public consumption becomes a fascinating object of study in its own right, one that highlights the powerful and often overlooked influence of those who have edited, anthologized, translated, and adapted the author’s writing over the past 170 years.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

11613 The pit and the pendulum, and other stories; tales of mystery and imagination. Ivor Nicholson S Watson, London, ... 11661 Seven tales, with a French translation and prefatory essays by Charles Baudelaire . Schoc- ken, New York, ...

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780941028769

Category: Reference

Page: 800

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 1

11613 The pit and the pendulum, and other stories; tales of mystery and imagination. ... 11616 Poems and tales by Edgar Allan Poc. ... 11661 Seven tales, with a French translation and prefatory essays by Charles Baudelaire .

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780941028752

Category: Reference

Page: 800

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.
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D890.26 Tales from wonderland ... j B322.1 Tale of a lonely parish . Crawford ... 0852.19 Summer stories . ... M110.2 Swing of the pendulum . Peard ...... P311.13 Tales from ... B350.7 Farrington ..... .... j F242.2 Sybil and Chryssa .

Author: Salem Public Library

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ISBN: UCAL:B3071839

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