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Topic in Depth - Gyroscopes

This Topic in Depth explores gyroscopes and gyroscopic effect, from introductory materials about how gyroscopes are used in bicycles to research and commercial applications to hypothetical uses, such as in Rosie the Robot from The Jetsons cartoon.
This site, entitled Gyroscope, is offered by the Kenyon College Department of Physics. It describes the history of the gyroscope from its invention in 1852 by...
Rosie the Robot - a Question of...
This site, authored by New York Universities' Ken Perlin is the Rosie the Robot - a Question of Balance site. This comical but interesting page explains how...
How Gyroscopes Work
This site, How Gyroscopes Work, is available from Howstuffworks.com. Everything from the science behind their workings, the concept and cause of precession,...
The Science of Segway
From the makers of the Segway, the Human Transporter, comes the Science of the Segway site. The device's most impressive feature is its ability to balance on...
This site, Gyroscopes.org, provides several informative pages. A gyroscope math section gives an in-depth look at the mathematical principles behind the...

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An abacus was used for  calculating mathematics.
Photo of a nuclear loop.
The AMSER Quarterly was recently featured on Maria Anderson's Teaching College Math blog. Maria Anderson is a math instructor at Muskegon Community College, to read her math blog as well as her contribution to the Quarterly click here. For more issues of the AMSER Quarterly click here.

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