Synchronization of two coupled escapement-driven pendulum clocks

  title={Synchronization of two coupled escapement-driven pendulum clocks},
  author={Martin Senator},
  journal={Journal of Sound and Vibration},
  • M. Senator
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • Journal of Sound and Vibration
Abstract The synchronization of two coupled, similarly sized, escapement-driven pendulum clocks is studied. These clocks are coupled by having their extended cases suspended from adjacent stiff beams that can move together horizontally. This setup models the system that Huygens studied in 1665, using clocks that he had designed for determining a ship's longitude. Huygens observed that the two clocks soon ran at a common rate, with the pendulums moving in opposition to each other. A quantitative… Expand

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