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Interpretation of Gyro Stability and Precession Mechanism by Law of Rotational Inertia
American Journal of Physics and Applications
Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2020, Pages: 1-7
Received: Jan. 31, 2020; Accepted: Feb. 13, 2020; Published: Feb. 19, 2020
Author
Shaoshu Huang, Academic Center, No. 23 Middle School of Liupanshui, Liupanshui, China; School of Mathematics and Physics, Anshun University, Anshun, China
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Abstract
The precession mechanism and stability of gyroscope is an outstanding problem. It has been widely believed for a long time that the precession of gyroscope is the result of the action of heavy moment. But this is not completely consistent with the experimental facts. This paper introduces the experimental phenomena of gyroscopic precession on the horizontal plane, presents the laws of rotational inertia and micro deformation action, gives the empirical expression of micro deformation action. The experimental phenomena of gyro precession are analyzed based on the principle of virtual fixed axis rotation balance and the law of conservation of momentum moment. The condition of whether the gyro can recover stable rotation state in certain condition is given, the determinants of precession angular velocity and rotation angular velocity of gyroscope and their relations are also given. The stability and precession mechanism of the gyroscope on the horizontal plane are explained comprehensively.
Keywords
Law of Rotational Inertia, Gyroscopic Precession, Law of Micro Deformation Action, Principle of Virtual Fixed Axis Rotation Balance, Maximum Chapter Angle
Shaoshu Huang, Interpretation of Gyro Stability and Precession Mechanism by Law of Rotational Inertia, American Journal of Physics and Applications. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpa.20200801.11
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