Foucault, Jean Bernard Léon

Fou·cault (fo͞o-kōʹ), Jean Bernard Léon. 1819-1868.
French physicist who estimated the speed of light and determined that it travels more slowly in water than in air (1850). He also employed a pendulum to prove the rotation of the earth (1851) and invented the gyroscope (1852).

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  • Foucault, Jean (-Bernard-Léon) — (18 sep. 1819, París, Francia–11 feb. 1868, París). Físico francés. Aunque estudió medicina, sus intereses estaban en la física. En 1850 midió la velocidad de la luz con gran precisión. Inventó el llamado péndulo de Foucault y lo usó como prueba… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Foucault , Jean Bernard Léon — (1819–1868) French physicist Foucault, the son of a Parisian bookseller, originally intended to study medicine, but transferred his interest to physical science. In 1855 he became a physicist at the Paris Observatory. His main work was on… …   Scientists

  • Foucault, Jean (-Bernard-Léon) — born Sept. 18, 1819, Paris, France died Feb. 11, 1868, Paris French physicist. Though educated in medicine, his interests lay in physics. In 1850 he measured the speed of light with extreme accuracy. He invented the Foucault pendulum and used it… …   Universalium

  • Jean Bernard Leon Foucault — Jean Bernard Léon Foucault (* 18. September 1819 in Paris; † 11. Februar 1868 ebenda) war ein französischer Physiker. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Wirkung 3 Weblinks 4 Quellen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jean Bernard Leon Foucault — Léon Foucault Pour les articles homonymes, voir Foucault. Jean Bernard Léon Foucault, né à Paris le 18 septembre 1819 et mort à Paris le 11 février 1868, était un physicien et astronome français. Connu principalement pour son… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jean Bernard Léon Foucault — (* 18. September 1819 in Paris; † 11. Februar 1868 ebenda) war ein französischer Physiker. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Wirkung 3 Weblinks …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jean Bernard Leon Foucault — noun French physicist who determined the speed of light and showed that it travels slower in water than in air; invented the Foucault pendulum and the gyroscope (1819 1868) • Syn: ↑Foucault • Instance Hypernyms: ↑physicist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jean Bernard Leon Foucault — gyroscope …   Inventors, Inventions

  • Jean Bernard Foucault — Jean Bernard Léon Foucault (* 18. September 1819 in Paris; † 11. Februar 1868 ebenda) war ein französischer Physiker. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Wirkung 3 Weblinks 4 Quellen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Foucault, Jean — ▪ French physicist in full  Jean Bernard Léon Foucault  born Sept. 18, 1819, Paris, France died Feb. 11, 1868, Paris  French physicist who introduced and helped develop a technique of measuring the absolute velocity of light (speed of light) with …   Universalium

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