How Gyroscopes Work


Subject:
Technology , Innovations

Description:
This site describes functioning and applications of the gyroscope, a spinning wheel on an axle. Gyroscopes are used for measuring or maintaining orientation and are "extremely important in everything from your bicycle to the advanced navigation system on the space shuttle. A typical airplane uses about a dozen gyroscopes in everything from its compass to its autopilot." Topics include causes of precision and uses of gyroscopes. From How Stuff Works.

Creator:
Brain, Marshall

Publisher:
HowStuffWorks, Inc.

Language:
English

Source:
http://science.howstuffworks.com/gyroscope.htm


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