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What if I force a spinning wheel not to precede?

  1. Dec 13, 2015 #1

    If we apply a torque to a spinning wheel such that the torque vector lies in the plane of the wheel, it will precede around the axis perpendicular to the angular momentum and the torque.

    What happens if the wheel is mounted such that rotation around this axis is absolutely impossible and is forced to rotate in the direction of the applied torque?

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  3. Dec 13, 2015 #2


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    The mount will apply a torque too. The total applied torque is what matters.
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