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### Why does the gyroscope not move upwards?

I have been watching a lot of videos on gyroscopes. Everything I see says there are two steps in gyro precession: Gravity pulls down imparting a torque The gyroscope moves forward It seems to me ...
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### What happens when you try to turn a gyroscope with high torque?

I apologize for my lack of basic understanding of gyro-physics, I tried looking up internet, but couldn't find any answer for this particular question. I have been told that if I apply torque to the ...
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### Why does gravitational torque on a precessing gyroscope turn the spin momentum instead of making the gyroscope fall?

I read in a physics book that given the spin momentum is high the torque will turn the spin angular momentum instead of making the pendulum fall. What law governs this??
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### Gyroscope's motion explained by internal forces

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out the inner mechanisms behind a gyroscope's precession and nutation. To be very specific, I want to consider gyroscopes like this one: My point is: all ...
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### Reasoning behind predicting a gyroscopes motion

Lets say we have a gyroscope that has a flywheel spinning with constant angular velocity. The gyroscope is held in place in a position where the massless metal rod connecting to the flywheel is ...
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### Elementary explanation for motion of a gyroscope [duplicate]

Gyroscope is a remarkable rigid body, and all the explanations that I have found, that describe its motion, are in terms of angular momentum and torque. An exception to it is the Feynman lectures on ...
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### Gyroscopic Force/Torque of a Constrained Wheel

Description I have a wheel spinning away from me in the vertical plane. The angular momentum is pointing to the left. The axis of rotation is horizontal, and it is supported on either side by a ...
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### What exactly is a torque?

I know there are a number of questions concerning torque on this site but I still don't quite understand what it is. A video by veritasium on gyroscopic precession (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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### Torque and angular acceleration with bicycle wheel

This might be a simple problem for many of you. However, please help me understand it too. I have been looking trough a lot of materials online, and I still have the following questions, that would ...