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Precession Period of A Gyroscope?

by sarrmir
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sarrmir
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Feb13-13, 01:42 PM
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Hi Im doing my geodesy lab and dont really know how to calculate period of gyro?



How the Precession Period of A Gyroscope is calculated?
given D= diameter of gyro, f= spinng freq w= weight , g =9.8 and distance d= distance between center of gyro and for example Sun

Assumption: mass of the gyro is at the circumference
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mfb
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Feb13-13, 05:47 PM
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The Wikipedia article (and every book about classical mechanics) has formulas.
I don't think the sun is relevant.


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