What are properties of gyro scope?

Properties of gyroscope are as follow : –

  • Gyroscopic Inertia or Rigidity in space and,
  • Precession

Gyroscopic Inertia, is that property of a gyroscope which causes it to maintain its position in space irrespective of any movement and to resist any force tending to turn its spin axis in a new direction.

Precession is the angular displacement of the spin axis of the gyroscope when a torque is applied to the gyroscope. Hence when a torque is applied to its sin axis the resulting movement will be in a direction at right angle to the applied torque.


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