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Galileo’s Pendulum

From the Rhythm of Time to the Making of Matter

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$22.50 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674018488

Publication Date: 10/31/2005


176 pages

16 halftones, 18 line illustrations


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Biological Timekeeping: The Body’s Rhythms
  • 2. The Calendar: Different Drummers
  • 3. Early Clocks: Home-Made Beats
  • 4. The Pendulum Clock: The Beat of Nature
  • 5. Successors: Ubiquitous Timekeeping
  • 6. Isaac Newton: The Physics of the Pendulum
  • 7. Sound and Light: Oscillations Everywhere
  • 8. The Quantum: Oscillators Make Particles
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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