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Hydrodynamic Gyroscope

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J. W. Then

Department of Physics, University of Detroit, Detroit, Mich.

J. Appl. Mech 33(4), 768-769 (Dec 01, 1966) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3625180 History: Received September 13, 1965; Revised March 07, 1966; Online September 15, 2011

Abstract

The apparatus is a gyroscope in which the rotor consists of a circulating stream of water contained in four loops of transparent plastic tubing, 1 in. ID. The circulation is maintained by a d-c centrifugal pump and motor as a single unit, the speed of which is variable. It exhibits all the qualitative characteristics of a regular gyroscope. A description of the apparatus, its performance, and operating data are included.

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