Thread: Capi's Gyro 101
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:34 AM   #39 (permalink)
Trevor McPherson
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I was going to do a PM, but not allowed. HFG has done an excellent job, but I'd argue that his explanation of Coriolis is tecnically wrong. Coriolis is a real force, the lateral force a "person" would feel as they walked radially outward on a rotating disc. The actual force needed for the person to walk along a radial line marked on that disc would be twice that force. Gyro's are an example of consrvation of momentum and this is done by adding mometum vectors. Each vector lies in the direction of an angular velocity.
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