Worksheet: Gyroscopic Precession
In this worksheet, we will practice calculating the precession angular velocity of a gyroscope given its mass, radius, and rate of revolution.
A gyroscope spins with its tip on the ground which produces negligible frictional resistance. The gyroscope disk has a radius of 5.0 cm and a mass of 0.30 kg and spins at 20 rev/s. The center of mass of the gyroscope’s disk is at a 5.0 cm displacement from its tip along the rotational axis of the gyroscope. What is the precessional period of the gyroscope?