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Plumb Bob Problem?

  • Thread starter merksican
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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.

Thanks
 

Delphi51

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Something to do with precession?
 

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