MIT Physics Demo -- Bicycle Wheel Gyroscope
A bicycle wheel is suspended from one of end of its axie by a rope, and spun up by hand. The wheel's axle is then placed horizontally and the free end of the axle processes about the supported end.
The gyroscope seems to defy gravity because the torque created by the spinning wheel counteracts the torque due to gravity. Read more about gyroscopes here. Gyroscopes have been used through history for varied uses such as stabilizing spacecraft or for guidance systems on ships and missiles.
Added over 5 years ago | 00:01:11 | 38876 views
Added over 3 years ago | 00:04:33 | 23076 views
Added over 5 years ago | 00:01:01 | 29695 views
Added over 5 years ago | 00:00:47 | 47417 views
Added almost 2 years ago | 00:01:38 | 4643 views
Added almost 3 years ago | 00:00:50 | 14897 views