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Name: Gyroscopic Effects: Vector Aspects of Angular Momentum
ID: m42184
Language: English (en)
Summary:
  • Describe the right-hand rule to find the direction of angular velocity, momentum, and torque.
  • Explain the gyroscopic effect.
  • Study how Earth acts like a gigantic gyroscope.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics, Science and Technology
Keywords: Angular momentum, Earth as a gigantic gyroscope, Gyroscopic effect, Right-hand rule, Rotational kinetic energy
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org)
Copyright Holders: Rice University (daniel@openstaxcollege.org)
Maintainers: OSC Physics Maintainer (info@openstaxcollege.org), OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org)

Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: Dec 22, 2011 3:02 pm -0600
Last revision to module: May 13, 2012 5:08 pm -0500

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Version: 1.2 May 13, 2012 5:08 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.1 Dec 29, 2011 10:02 am -0600 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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