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In the theoretical discussion of the general motion General motion of a gyrostat rolling on a plane.
What's the matter with my home-made gyrostat and anemometer?
DARKNESS AND DAWNGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
But now remove the gyrostat from the frame, and set the wheel in rotation.
LORD KELVINANDREW GRAY
There is, however, a great difference between the earth and the gyrostat.
SPINNING TOPSJOHN PERRY
Look, for example, at this well-balanced gyrostat (Fig. 17).
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Here is a gyrostat (Fig. 23) something like the earth in shape, and it is at rest.
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The first phenomenon is most easily studied in this balanced gyrostat (Fig. 13).
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It is not precessing, so you know that the weight W just balances the gyrostat F.
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Now close observation will give you a simple rule about the behaviour of a gyrostat.
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The gyrostat is now replaced on its pivots in the frame, with its axis vertical, and moved about as it was before.
LORD KELVINANDREW GRAY

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