PURPOSE: Demonstrate gyrocompass action.
DESCRIPTION: The large gyroscope is set into motion on the lecture table of the lecture hall rotating stage. As the stage rotates the gyroscope continues to point in the same direction, unaffected by the motion of the stage.
REFERENCES: (PIRA unavailable.)
EQUIPMENT: Gyroscope, spinner, and lecture table on rotating stage.
SETUP TIME: 5 min.
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