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Gyroscope problem

  1. May 23, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] Gyroscope problem

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    I think this topic is very difficult to grasp, but I've understood that when a torque is applied on the wheel, its angular momentum will chase that torque. One will therefore expect the small wheel to tilt against the woman. I know that the big wheel will start to spin, but why?
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  3. May 24, 2008 #2


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  4. May 24, 2008 #3
    That was very helpful and easy to understand. Physics is all too often made more complex and difficult than it is.
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