Morning musings and something to think about.
I am pretty sure all of you are aware of a pendulum and sort of how it works.You have probably seen one in a museum or somewhere, where a big heavy ball with a needle on the bottom is suspended on a long cable and allowed to swing and during the swing or oscillation it drew in the sand plane beneath it. Remember seeing that in the past? Now before you google it think about it for a minute and see if you can answer these questions.
1. What did this tell us?
2. If it was suspended at the North pole how long would it take to complete a full rotation?
3. If it was suspended at the equator how long would a full rotation take?
Now for my musings;
Are you taking the time each day to take time out for you to think, study and ponder things before the hectic day gets in the way, for peaceful thought?
There is order in the world and universe but sometimes we are unaware or forget of this order and it is amazingly peaceful and life giving?
How is your day starting out. Planned, Peaceful, Orderly, thoughtfully,…..you decide. How do you turn and what do you turn on. What is your axis?
Just a little thought for pondering today or the weekend.
What say you?
Thank you all for all the hard work and effort in October. One big milestone that was reached in October was the Chevy store sold over $1,000,000 in parts in October. The first time in our history and they have had that as a goal for quite some time. Congrats for reaching that summit.
November is upon us and it will be great and the great thing is…..you decide how great.
Love ya all,
(For an unspecified prize, the first one to tell me the full name of the physicist that orchestrated this spectacular experiment with the Pendulum? Go…it is 8:32 AM)
14 thoughts on “pendulum musing”
is the answer Leon Foucault?
Amazing Job everybody at Young Chev parts! That is HUGE! Wow. What I am getting out of the pendulum musing is a pendulum only swings as high as its first push or its STARTING push. So how do we start our day. I love that thought. I need to make sure I am starting my day out with the most momentum I can muster and in a good place to have a great day. Thanks for the Musing.
Christiaan Huygens was the first physicist to experiment eith the pendulum!
Holy Cow Young Chevy Parts! That is awesome.
Is is Galileo Galilei?
As for taking time to study and ponder, I have a difficult time starting my day that way. I have had more success at the end of the day, pondering how the day was, what could be better for tomorrow, and how I can improve.
Jean Bernard Léon Foucault
I recant that lady statement. Was it Han Dynasty?
Geez, this is a tough one. I have to go with Sandy on Leon Foucault! But Oliver hit the concept on the head!
Great point by Oz…I remember the pendulum at the old Hansen Planetarium (now at the Clark). I believe that in 24 hours at the North Pole a pendulum makes a full 360 rotation. I would assume that it stays at a fixed point at the equator because of the earth’s rotation.
That is amazing Young Chevy! Keep it rocking!
There is a great video by Rory Vaden. He calls it the Pendulum principle. Definatley worth a watch.
It showed us the rotation of the earth without watching the stars.
I believe it’s 24 hours at either pole or the equator.
Thanks for the thought. It’s always a good way to start our day.
Scott Cooley wins. He got the name right.
Jean Bernard Leon Foucault.
By the way the cool thing is that this provided proof that the earth turns on its axis. huh, interesting.
I recently took my Son to Clark Planetarium. If you have ever been there you know that there is a huge Pendulum in the lobby. As we stood there and watched this giant Pendulum I was amazed at the insight and knowledge that my Son had about how a Pendulum works. We stood there and discussed how our lives are similar to a Pendulum.
We each have differing beliefs in our lives, but I believe that if our lives are based on correct principles we will be successful both in our personal and professional lives. Love all of your thoughts and Brian I remember that video, it is awesome.
PS: Chevy Rocks!
At the north pole I think it moves in a bigger circle. and a the equator it is less. As ofr the rotation. I am not sure if it is the planets rotaiton or the pendulum. 24 hours for the earth, not sure on the pendulum.