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Effects of sawtooth wave on a gyroscope

  1. Aug 2, 2015 #1
    Hello. I'm looking for an advice in constructing a model where sawtooth modulated mechanical frequency perpendicularly applied to a rotating disc(gyroscope). Thought: the slow rise of the sawtooth will be less resisted by rotating disk than the quick drop. Thanks
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 3, 2015 #2
    You appear to think that the spinning disk will present more inertia to axial motion than a non-spinning disk. To first order, it won't. Treat the gyro as a solid mass centered on the axis.
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