Table of contents for Pendulum : Leon Foucault and the triumph of science / Amir D. Aczel.


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Contents

Preface

A Stunning Discovery in the Cellar

Ancient Logic: Bible and Inquisition

Failed Experiments with Falling Bodies

A Science "Irregular" in the Age of the Engineer

The Meridian of Paris

"Come See the Earth Turn"

Mathematical Bedlam

A New Bonaparte

The Force of Coriolis

The Panthe;on

The Gyroscope

The Coup d'État and the Second Empire

An Unemployed Genius

The Observatory Physicist

Final Glory

A Premature End

The Defeat at Sedan

Aftermath

Appendix: Proofs of Foucault's Sine Law

Acknowledgments

Notes

Bibliography

Index




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Foucault, L‚eon, -- 1819-1868.
Physicists -- France -- Biography.
Scientists -- France -- Biography.
Religion and science -- France -- History -- 19th century.