Gyroscopic Precession or why does Physics look like magic sometimes?

Derek aka Veristasium explains and shows how gyroscopic precession works. It is a bit hard to swallow but it all boils down to forces, torque and their directions. In the video from above you can see how the wheel stays in upright position when you spin it very fast.

You wouldn’t have believed it if you wouldn’t have seen it explained. So, gyroscopic precession can be filed under the magic of Physics, right?

One Response to “Gyroscopic Precession or why does Physics look like magic sometimes?”

  1. Thanks for the video. It helped to understand the gyroscopic precession to a great extent.