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Precession Period of A Gyroscope?

  1. Feb 13, 2013 #1
    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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  3. Feb 13, 2013 #2


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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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