PIRA 1Q50.30 Gyroscope

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Experiment 1: Weighted


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Experiment 2: Nutations


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  1. Spin the disk and release the gyroscope from rest at an angle of 30 degrees.


  2. Release the gyroscope from the same angle, but this time giving it an initial push in the direction of precession.


  3. Release the gyroscope from the same angle, but this time giving it an initial push in the direction opposite of the precession.


Experiment 3: Measuring Acceleration

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Experiment 4: Counter-Rotating Disks

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