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Pendulum
By Gregory L. Baker

The Pendulum

A Case Study in Physics

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Pendulum by Gregory L. Baker

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The pendulum: a case study in physics is a unique book in several ways. Firstly, it is a comprehensive quantitative study of one physical system, the pendulum, from the viewpoint of elementary and more advanced classical physics, modern chaotic dynamics, and quantum mechanics. In addition, coupled pendulums and pendulum analogs of superconducting devices are also discussed. Secondly, this book treats the physics of the pendulum within a historical and cultural context, showing, for example, that the pendulum has been intimately connected with studies of the earth's density, the earth's motion, and timekeeping. While primarily a physics book, the work provides significant added interest through the use of relevant cultural and historical vignettes. This approach offers an alternative to the usual modern physics courses. The text is amply illustrated and augmented by exercises at the end of each chapter.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198567547
ISBN-10: 0198567545
Format: Hardback
(255mm x 195mm x 20mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Gregory L. Baker

Seven Tales of the Pendulum by Gregory L. Baker Seven Tales of the Pendulum, Hardback (February 2011)

The pendulum is a unique physical system which exhibits remarkably varied and complex behavior under many different conditions. 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.

Pendulum by Gregory L. Baker Pendulum, Paperback (November 2008)

"The Pendulum: A Case Study in Physics" describes one physical system - the pendulum - and its manifestations in classical and modern physics. While being a technical work, this remarkable study is set within the context of the technological, historical, and cultural developments to which the pendulum has contributed.

Chaotic Dynamics by Gregory L. Baker Chaotic Dynamics, Paperback (January 1996)

New edition of a very successful undergraduate text on chaos.

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Author Biography - Gregory L. Baker

James A. Blackburn is Professor of Physics at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada.

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