One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pendulum that rotates rather than swings.
- ‘The second are torsion pendulums, which work by hanging a bar that has weights at each end from a wire.’
- ‘His quartz-fiber torsion pendulum carried two of the spheres, while allowing frictionless movement, with the earth's attraction neutralized.’
- ‘The change in the period of a torsion pendulum is observed as its weight is changed.’
- ‘Most of these studies have been performed using paraconical pendulums, torsion pendulums or spring gravimeters.’
- ‘The tiltmeter is a torsion pendulum having some similarities to the torsion-gravity pendulum, however it is designed to operate away from the double well of the latter.’
- ‘The pendulum went back; the torsion pendulums are saved.’
- ‘The torsion pendulum consists of a brass disk suspended at the center from a steel wire.’
- ‘Additionally, the effects of damping and driving were explored using the chaotic and torsion pendulums.’
- ‘Thus increased gravity and the inertial force resulted in the total force perturbation seen by the torsion pendulum.’
- ‘The torsion pendulum has been installed in the ‘Eotwash’ rotating apparatus.’
- ‘This will result in an increase in the oscillation frequency of the torsion pendulum.’
- ‘The authors relate appearing the peculiar anomalies in the torsion pendulums readings with a microseismic anisotropy.’
- ‘Two torsion pendulums are constructed of identical wires except that one wire is twice as long as the other, as shown.’
- ‘In related experiments performed with torsion pendulums, a variation in the oscillation period during the onset of the eclipse was observed, while other groups did not confirm this behaviour [4,5, 6].’
- ‘Gravity plays no role in the oscillation of torsion pendulums.’
- ‘Zero the torsion pendulum before putting charge on the balls.’
- ‘In practical operation of such clocks, however, it has been found that if the torsion pendulum is given too vigorous a manual impulse, this spiral spring may be damaged.’
- ‘Interestingly, the sharpest bounds on Lorentz violation for the electron do not come from measurements of atomic transitions, but from experiments with a spin-polarized torsion pendulum.’
- ‘We present a forced torsion pendulum designed to measure the dynamic moduli of granular media.’
- ‘The Position of masses on rods can be varied to change the rotational inertia of a torsion pendulum.’
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