horizontal pendulum

horizontal pendulum

[‚här·ə′zänt·əl ′pen·jə·ləm]
(mechanics)
A pendulum that moves in a horizontal plane, such as a compass needle turning on its pivot.
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It operated like a horizontal pendulum, but, like all the wonderful creations of a Black Country shed, the world's first seismograph was made from whatever was lying around.
It operated like a horizontal pendulum, but the world's first seismograph was made from whatever was lying around
The horizontal Pendulum omega loop is inverted, which will allow bodily movement of both the roots and crowns of the maxillary molars.
The aiming point of a horizontal pendulum is at the same elevation as the pivot.
This was, essentially, a horizontal pendulum, one end of which was fixed in bedrock.
This observation interval is also necessary because of lack of seasonality and periodicity of occurrence of very strong non-tidal signals in time series from water-tubes and horizontal pendulum tiltmeters;
FINAL ADJUSTMENT WITH 18 GROUPS OF WAVES, CHOJNICKI METHOD STATION 0906 KSIAZ, POLAND HORIZONTAL PENDULUM, BLUM NO H-74, H-75 TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS 364, 3273 READINGS WAVE GROUP ESTIM.
Long-term clinometric observations carried out with quartz horizontal pendulums provided numerous examples of rapid events of pendulums' equilibrium changes which lasted several days (Fig.
from the beginning of activation of quartz horizontal pendulums, irregular instability of their equilibrium which indicate effects of tiltings of foundation were registered.