Steampunk Foucault Pendulum 4+

Brian Buck

    • 3.0 • 4 Ratings
    • Free



Visit a steampunk-themed hall where a large pendulum slowly knocks over pegs as earth rotates beneath. Learn about why this happens in this fun physics simulation.

In 1851 French physicist, Léon Foucault, constructed a simple pendulum where at the base, placement of pegs arranged in an arc are struck by the bob as the pendulum rhythmically oscillates above. The plane of oscillation appears to rotate eventually knocking each peg but this effect is that of the Earth rotating underneath. This was the first experiment of its kind that visually demonstrated the rotation of Earth about its axis.

Enjoy this physics simulation presented in 3D themed in Steampunk genre!

• History and reference
• Settings including receiving notifications when pegs are about to be knocked over
• An immersive 3D rotunda demonstrating the principles of a Foucault Pendulum

What’s New

Version 2020.2

* Resolves an issue related to Earth's rotation not setting properly under certain conditions.
* Enhancements to running a pendulum at the equator. Hmm, why does it not strike the pegs?
* Bug fixes and other improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

T.Superbus ,

Foucault Fantastic

Best animation app for visualizing Foucault's Pendulum. Very educational explanation of the principle. Would like to see other themes as well.

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