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Mechanics of the Gyroscope

Nature volume 128, page 289 (22 August 1931) | Download Citation



THIS book is intended primarily for engineering students, but will be found of use also by students of applied mathematics and physics who are interested in the practical applications of the gyroscope. As regards scope and standard it occupies a position between the exhaustive treatises of Gray and of Klein and Sommerfeld on one hand, and Crabtree s elementary book on “Spinning Tops and Gyroscopic Motion” on the other. About thirty pages of the book are devoted to a rapid survey of dynamical principles, though this would scarcely seem to be necessary in view of the existence of a sufficiency of good text-books on this part of the subject. Then follow chapters on rotation under no forces (the free gyro), and on the spinning top and its motion on a plane and under constraint.

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