Question #94

In Question #85 we saw how a bicycle wheel gyroscope mounted on a pivot precesses when spun and released from a horizontal position. This week Gwen will hang one end of the gyroscope on a rope, as seen in the photograph below, and again release it.

The question this week involves what the bicycle wheel gyroscope will do when it is released. It will be spun with the same rotational direction as the wheel in Question #85.

When the gyroscope is hung on the rope as pictured, spun as stated, and released, it will:

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