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Where was the first experiment of Foucault’s pendulum to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth in 1851? a) In the church of Saint-Martin-des-Champs, b) 28 rue d’Assas or c) the Observatory.

Answer: b)
28 rue d’Assas is where the physicist Léon Foucault lived and died in February 1868. You can find a prototype of the pendulum at the Pantheon and another at the Musée des Arts et Métiers.
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Publisher: La Librairie Vuibert.