The absolute determination of the acceleration due to gravity

@article{Cook1967TheAD,
  title={The absolute determination of the acceleration due to gravity},
  author={A. Cook},
  journal={Contemporary Physics},
  year={1967},
  volume={8},
  pages={251-266}
}
  • A. Cook
  • Published 1967
  • Physics
  • Contemporary Physics
Summary The history of absolute measurements of gravity is mentioned and the reasons for making absolute measurements are indicated. The principles and main advantages and difficulties of the main method—reversible pendulum, free fall, symmetrical free motion—are discussed and examples of each method are described. Problems of comparison of different determinations and of estimating systematic errors are considered. 
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