Precession of Spinning Wheel

A spinning wheel which isheld up by one end of itsaxle will precess in thesense shown if it has that direction of spin. If the spin is reversed, it will precess in the opposite direction. The sense of precession is determined by the direction of the torque due to the weight of the spinning wheel. That torque is perpendicular to the angular momentum of the wheel.


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