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Force in Gyroscope
From: "Johnathan Kazmierczak"
What makes the force in a gyroscope?
When something spins, a force is produced called "Centrifical
force" (possibly spelled wrong). This force is is like torgue (the
round and around and around force in a drill for example) and
Its direction is away from the centre of motion. That's why an
orbiting planet can stay in orbit if it is positioned correctly for
its mass. If too close the gravity will overpower the centrifical
force and the planet wil be sucked in. If its too far away then it
will be propelled away. If there is a physicyst or engineer present
then please give a better answer.
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