18th November 2019


What is the principle of gyroscope?

Working Principle. When the gyroscope is applied with external torques or rotations about the given axis, the orientation can be measured by a precession phenomenon. When an object rotating about an axis is applied with external torque along a direction perpendicular to the rotational axis, the precession occurs.

Herein, what is meant by gyroscopic effect?

Gyroscopic effect comes into action when axis of rotation of a rotating body (propeller, wheel etc) is turned round in a plane perpendicular to plane of rotation of that body. It produces a gyroscopic reactive couple which produces a variety of effects on motion of cars, motorbikes, planes and ships.

What is precessional motion?

Precession is a change in the orientation of the rotational axis of a rotating body. In an appropriate reference frame it can be defined as a change in the first Euler angle, whereas the third Euler angle defines the rotation itself. A motion in which the second Euler angle changes is called nutation.

What is a gyroscope for?

A gyroscope is a device that uses Earth's gravity to help determine orientation. Its design consists of a freely-rotating disk called a rotor, mounted onto a spinning axis in the center of a larger and more stable wheel.
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