TM05 Gyroscope
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TM05 Gyroscope

The Gyroscope TM05 is well designed to demonstrate the phenomena of gyroscope. The gyroscope consists of a disk that can be rotated by a DC motor and its speed is adjustable and reversible. A movable counter weight balances the disk. The small counter weight is used to make fine adjustments to the balance. An add-on-mass can be easily placed on the end of the shaft to cause a torque and precession. The rotational inertia of the disk is easily obtained by accelerating the disk using a string around the pulley that is attached to the disk.

Range of Experiments

1. Determination of the relationship between gyroscopic torque, rotational speed and rate of   precession for a rotating mass of given polar moments of inertia.

2. Demonstration of Precession

3. Demonstration of Nutations