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Laws of gyroscopes/ cardanic gyroscope

Laws of gyroscopes/ cardanic gyroscope

Item no.: P2132000

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If the axis of rotation of the force-free gyroscope is displaced slightly, a nutation is produced. The relationship between precession frequency or nutation frequency and gyro-frequency is examined for different moments of inertia. Additional weights are applied to a gyroscope mounted on gimbals, so causing a precession.


  • Unique set-up of the Magnus-type gyroscope
  • Detailed manual with various further experiments, wide range of accessories, and sturdy storage box included
  • Ideal for demonstration on university level
  • Complies with the quality standards and requirements of the most demanding instructors in aeronautics education
  • Large disc for demonstrative experiments


  1. To determine the precession frequency as a function of the torque and the angular velocity of the gyroscope.
  2. To determine the nutational frequency as a function of the angular velocity and the moment of inertia.

What you can learn about

  • Moment of inertia
  • Torque
  • Angular momentum
  • Nutation
  • Precession
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p2132000e.pdf Experiment guide, English 388.32 KB

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