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What is a gyroscope?
A gyroscope is an object designed to turn very quickly around one axis. A fundamental property of gyroscopes is gyroscopic inertia. Gyroscopic inertia is the tendency of all objects rotating around an axis to maintain a fixed orientation, or direction of spin and position—if there are no outside forces. In other words, a rotating object tends to stay in the same position.
Posted on September 16, 2011 at 11:46 am