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Posted by joseph on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 5:16am.

Believe it or not, a plumb-bob does not hang exactly along a line directed to the centre of the Earth! Determine how far off true plumb a bob hangs in Cape Town. In which direction is the deviation (north, east, south, or west)? How would your answer differ for a plumb-bob in London? (Assume that the Earth is spherical.)

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