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The Gyroscope

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND

The gyroscope, top, spinning ball, spinning wheel, and boomerang, all generate the characteristic behaviors of the gyroscope due to the magnetic field produced by the charges comprising the rotating mass.  The gyroscope will alone be considered in the following discussion, but the principles involved apply to all rapidly rotating masses.

The gyroscope is comprised of a disk with the majority of its mass concentrated at the outer radius.  When the gyroscopic disk rotates, it generates a B field around each of the charged particles comprising the mass.  This is natural, since mass with a linear velocity likewise produces a magnetic field around each of its constituent charged particles.  

In a gyroscope, the atoms (and constituent charged particles comprising the rotating mass) are all rotating around a common axis.  The interatomic bonding forces prevent the atoms from leaving the gyroscopic disk and taking a tangent path off the axis of rotation.   Thus, the rotational velocity is producing a kinetic energy field that is forced to change direction every moment, in a manner exactly the same as the orbital electrons.  The net effect is to produce a kinetic energy field around each charged particle, and while no net B field is produced (due to the equivalent number of positive and negative charges, and proximity of these dipoles).  But, rather than the B field maintaining a constant linear orientation, as is produced by mass with a linear velocity, the charged particles are constantly changing position and moving in a circular path equivalent to the current flowing in a coil.  

The B fields produced by the positive and negative currents in the gyroscopic disk are pointing in opposite directions, just as they are in linear motion.  In linear motion, the B field produced only linear inertia that resisted motion away from it current velocity and direction.  

In the case of rotating charges, the two fields have a net direction coincident with the axis of gyroscopic rotation.  In addition, since the electron orbitals have a dipolar displacement radial to their nuclear centers, the negative charges will necessarily have a greater angular velocity than the positive nuclei.  The result will be a slight net B field associated with the slightly larger radial displacement of the orbital electrons.  

The gyroscope disk thus produces a B field similar to a current flowing in a coil, but the “current” is attached to the nuclei and the entire bonded-together structure of the gyroscope disk material.  As a result, the B field produced by the rotating gyroscopic disk is actually associated with each an every charged particle in the disk.  And, when a force is applied to the rotating system that is perpendicular to the direction of that B field, a reactive force is generated which produces precession.  

The origin of this “precession” torque is a Lenz’s law type of a reaction to movement around the point of suspension of the gyroscope.  (see the bicycle tire video on hyperphysics).  ***

effect reflecting its current flow is that applying a force perpendicular to the direction of the B field will cause it to produce a restoring force opposing the displacement.  But, since there is no single particle upon which to  

The question is thus, how does the B field created by these moving particles interact with the e