Torquefree Gyros

  • F. P. J. Rimrott
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


A torquefree gyro is a gyro upon which no external torque is acting
$$M = 0$$


Angular Momentum Angular Velocity Principal Axis Inertia Tensor Inertia Moment 
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    Rimrott, F.P.J. “Practical Stability in the Short Run of a Torque-Free Axisymmetric Gyro,” ZAMM 64, 4/5, 1984, T87-T88.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. P. J. Rimrott
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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