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Swinging the equator

William J. Makin

Swinging the equator

by William J. Makin

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Published by E.P. Dutton & Co., inc. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa,
  • Europe
    • Subjects:
    • Aeronautics -- Flights,
    • Africa -- Description and travel,
    • Europe -- Description and travel

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby William J. Makin ...
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT12 .M32
      The Physical Object
      Pagination320 p. incl. front., map,
      Number of Pages320
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6343782M
      LC Control Number36027153
      OCLC/WorldCa1832029

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      Your latitude (or north-south location) is the number of degrees of arc you are away from the equator along your meridian. Latitudes are measured either north or south of the equator from 0° to 90°. (The latitude of the equator is 0°.) As an example, the latitude of the previously mentioned Naval Observatory benchmark is ° N.   I am at the equator, again. In Uganda, Africa. Enjoying beautiful weather. Giggling while stepping on the 0 latitude of earth. Straddling between North Pole and South Pole. Swinging. Swirling. Than walking straight.

      The time period, T, of the swing of a pendulum is given by: T=2π√(l/g) where l is the length of the pendulum and g is acceleration due to gravity. Because the Earth is spinning, there is a bulge at. Stand in the middle of the world. Located just half an hour away from Quito’s downtown, you can find the exact middle of the world – the Equator, also known as the Mitad del Mundo in Spanish. While the monument and the line passing underneath it is a tourist trap, the real equator (at least the one that shows on your GPS) is located 5 minutes away in a museum.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Makin, William J. (William James), Swinging the equator. New York, E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. JUMPING at conclusions is one of the commonest mistakes in the world, and for that reason this book is ineptly named.

A jumper might reasonably infer from the title that the contents. Written rather late in his life ( or so), this is Twain's nonfiction account of a trip on a passenger ship around the equator. He writes a chapter describing a comic incident aboard ship and then the next chapter is a sober indictment of man's inhumanity to man.

The chapters on Australia are most telling.4/5. Great Book 2 of intrepid Jessica's adventures in Equator. After the events of Book 1, she tries to be a dedicated tourist. But her mountain hike to the swing, an ice-cream treat in Victor's parlor don't turn out exactly as she had planed.

There is a dead body involved, a /5(27). If you place any free swinging, near frictionless pendulum, with a fair amount of tension on the chord between the bob and the pivot, so as to have a maximum return, each cycle, so it will Swinging the equator book for 24 hours in said manner, then it will appear to rotate in a circle, eventually carving out a cone, which demonstrates that the earth rotates, so thereby which the pendulum.

A Foucault pendulum is tricky to set up because imprecise construction can cause additional veering which masks the terrestrial effect. Air resistance damps the oscillation, so Foucault pendulums in museums usually incorporate an electromagnetic or other drive to keep the bob swinging. The Australian travel magazine Luxury Escapes went hunting Swinging the equator book the most stunning swings in the world, where spectacular views are part of the experience.

Most of the swings that they found lie somewhere near the equator, in Central America, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. With one notable exception: The Hjørundfjord in Norway. A swing to dangle you off the very edge. Deep in the Ecuadorian wilderness is a seismic monitoring station in a tree, known as Casa del Arbol.

Its location is feet (2, meters) above sea level and the purpose is to observe Mt. Tungurahua, the nearby active volcano, from its precarious perch.

This epic rope swing propels riders over jungle treetops in Banos, Ecuador, near an active volcano called Mt. Tungurahua. It is not for the faint of heart. In reality the drop is only feet or so, but the pictures makes it look far worse.

The Foucault pendulum which was displayed for many years in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History was removed in late to make room for the Star-Spangled Banner Preservation Project and there are no current plans to reinstall it.

The Foucault Pendulum is named for the French physicist Jean Foucault (pronounced "Foo-koh), who first used it in. At the north pole, the pendulum’s swing rotates in a complete circle every 24 hours – it twists but does not travel any distance.

At the equator, the pendulum travels a wide path around the Earth’s axis but does not even begin to make a circle – it travels but it does not twist at all.

Barnes & Noble® has the best selection of Miscellaneous Christmas CDs. Buy Rick Braun's album titled Swingin' in the Snow to enjoy in your home or car, orBrand: Cd Baby. Great Book 2 of intrepid Jessica's adventures in Equator. After the events of Book 1, she tries to be a dedicated tourist.

But her mountain hike to the swing, an ice-cream treat in Victor's parlor don't turn out exactly as she had planed. There is a dead body involved, a handsome guy (her own Jake), and a lot of unexpected events/5. Jealousy seems the absolute reversal of love. It is the swinging from the sunny warmth of the Equator to the frigid cold of the North Pole.

A Foucault pendulum is a pendulum suspended from a long wire, that is sustained in motion over long periods. Due to the axial rotation of the Earth, the plane of motion of the pendulum shifts at a rate and direction dependent on its latitude: clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern the poles the plane rotates once per day, while at the equator.

Tip #1: Hitting The Ball Below The Center (Equator) Instead of thinking to swing low to high, imagine hitting the ball below its center – in other words, below the equator if you imagine planet Earth.

Imagine the same setup at the equator. You start the pendulum swinging in a perfect east-west direction. The Earth still rotates each time the weight goes through an arc, but now it’s moving in. Foucault pendulum, relatively large mass suspended from a long line mounted so that its perpendicular plane of swing is not confined to a particular direction and, in fact, rotates in relation to the Earth’s the French physicist Jean-Bernard-Léon Foucault assembled in Paris the first pendulums of this type, one of which consisted of a kg (62.

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WE REACHED THE EQUATOR ON SAILING VESSEL VAGABOND! WE DRANK RUM AND SWAM NAKED! 2/3rd of this video is part of me trying to create a soap series on a boat.

It didn't work and you guys hated it. I.If you take 3 foucault pendula, one at the north pole, one at the equator, and one at degrees north, and start them all swinging in the same north-south plane, at the end of a sidereal day, the one at the north pole will be swinging in the same plane, having stayed that way (relative to the stars) all day, but having appeared to have.At the equator the rotation of the Earth is not observable in relation to the pendulum swing because the plane of the pendulum swing is moving along with the rotation of the Earth and no net change in relationship occurs.