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Plumb Bob Problem?

  1. Feb 28, 2009 #1
    A plumb bob does not hang exactly along a line directed to the center of the Earth's rotation. How much does the plumb bob deviate from a radial line at 34.5° north latitude? Assume that the Earth is spherical.

    I have no idea where to go or what to do.

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  3. Feb 28, 2009 #2


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    Something to do with precession?
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