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Gyroscopic effects

  1. Nov 14, 2005 #1
    i am trying to simulate the spiralling motion of a coin that is rolled on a table.i am having three equations....
    1. the gyroscopic moment equation.
    2. the conservation of energy equation.
    3. general kinematic equation.

    three unknowns....curvature radius,precession velocity and coin inclination.
    the equations i am getting are non-linear.can someine suggest me any numerical methods to solve these approximately.
    i want those which can be easily programmed.i tried one which uses the jacobian..bit found that the solution was not converging.

    anyone please help.
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