Lesson: Gyroscopic Precession
In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate the precession angular velocity of a gyroscope given its mass, radius, and rate of revolution.
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Worksheet: 5 Questions • 1 Video
A gyroscope has a disk of mass g and radius 0.100 m. The disk spins at 40 rev/s. The center of mass of the disk is 0.10 m from a pivot. What is the precession angular velocity of the gyroscope?
The precession angular velocity of a gyroscope is 2.5 rad/s. The mass of the rotating disk is 0.82 kg and it has a radius of 50.0 cm. The distance from the center of mass to the pivot is also 50.0 cm. What is the rotation rate of the disk?
A gyroscopically spinning top has a precession frequency of 5.0 rad/s on Earth. If the spinning top was used on the Moon, what would its precessional frequency be?