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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
September 20, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence


published by Oxford University Press 2005; ISBN 0-19-856754-5

Pendulum Book



Topics covered include: Theory of the basic pendulum, Nonlinear dynamics, Damped and forced oscillations, Chaos, Isochronism, Pendulums as analogs of superconducting Josephson junctions, Coupled pendulums and synchronization, The quantum pendulum, History of pendulum clocks with modern developments, Torsion pendulums with applications to contemporary physics, Inverted pendulums and dynamic stability.  Historical detail covers contributions from Galileo, Henry Cavendish, Charles Coulomb, Leon Foucault and other scientists.