A Lab for Exploring the Precession and Nutation of a Gyroscope Documents
This laboratory provides a detailed exploration of the dynamics of a top. This lab is designed to complement the theoretical treatment of the topic usually presented in intermediate and advanced classical mechanics classes. It uses modifications of off-the-shelf equipment and available computer programs to accurately measure torque-induced motion of a heavy spinning top and compare this with a detailed model based on the Euler-Lagrange equations of motion.
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Published March 31, 2010
Last Modified September 24, 2010
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