1Q50.72 - Gyroscopes - Ship Stabilizer
Start the Gyro and allow it to come up to speed. This may take up to a minute. Then try to rock the "ship" and watch as the Gyro moves 90 degrees to this motion while trying to counteract the rocking.
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- C. H. Park, "Maglevs for Ships", Physics Today, June 2010, p. 19.
- M-194, Richard Manliffe Sutton, Demonstration Experiments in Physics.
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