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Huygens synchronization of two clocks

OPEN Scientific reports | 24 Jul 2015

HM Oliveira and LV Melo
Abstract
The synchronization of two pendulum clocks hanging from a wall was first observed by Huygens during the XVII century. This type of synchronization is observed in other areas, and is fundamentally different from the problem of two clocks hanging from a moveable base. We present a model explaining the phase opposition synchronization of two pendulum clocks in those conditions. The predicted behaviour is observed experimentally, validating the model.
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Base, Problem of evil, Das Model, Hypothesis, Christiaan Huygens, Scientific method, Pendulum clock
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