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Asked by: JCTurner
Subject: What influences precession speed?
Question: Can anyone tell me what influences precession speed? Is it proportional to the speed that the gyroscope rotates? How is it affected by the angle of the axle?
Date: 21 October 2018
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Answer: Glenn Hawkins - 24/08/2019 15:05:58
 Both angular momentum and axle torque determine precession speed. The greater the ratio of angular momentum over gravity, the slower the precession. The greater the torque by extending the axle length, the faster the precession. If my above post ‘Special Mechanics of the Gyroscope’ is learned well enough, one can then answer all the perplexing demonstrations and questions ever made surrounding gyroscopes.

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Answer: Glenn Hawkins - 24/08/2019 15:06:02
 Both angular momentum and axle torque determine precession speed. The greater the ratio of angular momentum over gravity, the slower the precession. The greater the torque by extending the axle length, the faster the precession. If my above post ‘Special Mechanics of the Gyroscope’ is learned well enough, one can then answer all the perplexing demonstrations and questions ever made surrounding gyroscopes.

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