By Gregory L. Baker
The pendulum: a case research in physics is a special ebook in different methods. first of all, it's a complete quantitative research of 1 actual method, the pendulum, from the perspective of common and extra complex classical physics, smooth chaotic dynamics, and quantum mechanics. moreover, coupled pendulums and pendulum analogs of superconducting units also are mentioned. Secondly, this publication treats the physics of the pendulum inside a old and cultural context, displaying, for instance, that the pendulum has been in detail attached with reviews of the earth's density, the earth's movement, and timekeeping. whereas basically a physics booklet, the paintings presents major additional curiosity by utilizing suitable cultural and historic vignettes. This process bargains a substitute for the standard sleek physics classes. The textual content is abundantly illustrated and augmented by way of workouts on the finish of every chapter.