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Asked by: Nate S
Subject: The angle of precession
Question: lets say we have a simple disk gyroscope with a thin spindle, this gyroscope is suspended at one end with a string, the torque caused by gravity will cause the top to precess. Here's the question: As the speed of the wheel decreases due to friction, the angle formed between the spindle and the ground goes from 90 at the start to 0 once the wheel has stopped. Is there a known equation to determine that angle as a function of its angular velocity, its physical attributes, and its starting conditions?
Date: 13 May 2010
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