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This programme is concerned firstly with an explanation of why a spinning top balances, and secondly with applications of the derived mathematics of spinning bodies to gyroscopes. A study of the co...ntrols of a ship's stabilising system is given as an example.
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Module code and title: MST204, Mathematical models and methods
Item code: MST204; 20; 1989
First transmission date: 1989
Published: 1989
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Duration: 00:25:00
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Producer: Glan Thomas
Contributors: Paul Clark; Allan I.,1936-2013 Solomon
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Car-ferry; Newton's Law; Spinning top balancing; Tops; Torque; Vector product
Subject terms: Angular momentum
Master spool number: HOU6328
Production number: FOUM338E
Videofinder number: 3034
Available to public: no