Accurate Clock Pendulums by Robert James Matthys

By Robert James Matthys

The Shortt clock, made within the 1920's is the main recognized actual clock pendulum ever recognized, having an accuracy of 1 moment in line with 12 months while saved at approximately consistent temperature. just about all of a pendulum clock's accuracy is living in its pendulum. If the pendulum is actual, the clock might be exact. during this e-book, the writer describes many medical features of pendulum layout and operation basically with experimental info, and little arithmetic. it's been written, taking a look at all of the diversified elements and points of the pendulum in nice element, bankruptcy through bankruptcy, reflecting the measure of cognizance worthy for creating a pendulum run appropriately. the subjects coated contain the dimensional balance of other pendulum fabrics, reliable and terrible suspension spring designs, the layout of mechanical joints and clamps, impression of quartz on accuracy, temperature repayment, air drag of other bob shapes and making s sinusoidal electromagnetic force. One entire bankruptcy is dedicated to uncomplicated methods of bettering the accuracy of standard inexpensive pendulum clocks, that have a unique building to the costlier designs of considerably well-made ones. This publication will end up useful to someone who desires to understand how to make a extra actual pendulum or pendulum clock.

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Murgatroyd and R. Sykes. “Delayed elastic effect in silicate glasses at room temperature,” J. Soc. Glass Technol. 31 (1947), 17–35. C. Zener. Elasticity and anelasticity of metals, University of Chicago Press, New York, 1948. J. Woirgard et al. “Apparatus for the measurement of internal friction as a function of frequency between 10Ϫ5 and 10 Hz,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 48(10) (October 1977), 1322–5. 25 This page intentionally left blank cha pte r 7 Putting Q in perspective Many articles have been written about the relative importance of Q in a clock.

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In contrast, the pendulum rod has a low thermal mass and can change its temperature (and its length) rather quickly. 1(d). When the temperature falls, a positive permanent time error occurs. When the temperature rises, a negative permanent time error occurs, so the two errors would appear to cancel, at least partially. The critical issue is whether the permanent time errors cancel completely when the temperature changes in opposite directions at different rates (the usual situation) but with the same total rise and fall in temperature.

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