## An elementary treatment of the theory of spinning tops and gyroscopic motion |

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acceleration angle angular momentum axle azimuthal plane ball ballistic deflection causes centre of gravity change of angular Chapter component condition cone consider constant curve damping described Diabolo diminishes disc earth effect fixed in space fixed point fly-wheel force frame friction given gravity couple Gyro Gyro-compass gyroscopic couple gyroscopic resistance gyrostat Hence hurry the precession inclination increases initial instant kinetic energy latitude mass meridian moments of inertia moving axes oscillations particle pendulum perfectly rough point of contact precessional projectile rad./sec radians radius of gyration rates of change reaction relative represents result retarding revolving right-handed rigid body rise rotation rough horizontal plane round solid of revolution speed sphere spindle spinning top spool spun steady motion string suppose swing tends top spinning torpedo torque total velocity turn velocity Q vertical position weight wheel zero