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Asked by: Glenn Hawkins
Subject: Watch centrifuge acting
Question: In the following way, you can find angular momentum and centrifuge fully functioning during precession. You will have to do a little thinking and a little work, but not much.

I will not yet explain explain the ‘how and why’ of precession. It is too involved, too difficult and too demanding of the time I have to give.


Lay out double rows of ROUND pencils to roll sideways, about ten on each side. Space the pencils in each row about 1” apart pencil to pencil.

Between them, lay out double rows of pencils to roll upward and downward.

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Obtain a thin 8” x 8” piece of Steriphome and place it on top of the pencils.
Place a precessing gyroscope on the Steriphome and you will see a full measure of centrifuge acting.
i.e,. any gyro at all will do, but the Super Precission Gyroscope provides the very good demonstration.

If for some reason I cannot imagine, you do not believe you see centrifuge clearly and completely acting, then let me know and we will go further and more deliberately with a similar experiment to prove angular momentum, and that the force at the pivot of the gyroscope acts equal and opposite to precession.

Date: 3 July 2016
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