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An account of a pendulum experiment. proving that the curve of isochronous descent is a cycloid (proved earlier by Huygens by other means), and that the centre of curvature of every point of the cycloid (evolute) is a cycloid. Includes figures and equations in text.

Subject: Mechanics

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William Brouncker

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William Brouncker, Paper, regarding a pendulum experiment by [William Brouncker], 1662, CLP/1/15, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 29 May 2024

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    Dates: 1592-1741

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