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5: Model 4 - The Rigid-body Model

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    Thumbnail: The torque caused by the normal force – Fg and the weight of the top causes a change in the angular momentum L in the direction of that torque. This causes the top to precess. (CC-BY-SA-2.5; Xavier Snelgrove).


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