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RIGB Christmas Lecture 1974-75

The Royal Institutionís 1974-75 Christmas Lecture

(part four the jabberwock)

I've 'sourced' this is the one hour Royal Institutionís 1974-75 Christmas Lecture that has caused so much discussion. The 1 hour lecture is split into 19 parts for easy downloading. I've described briefly whats in each part.

New 8/5/2005 To download one of the chapters from the book "Engineer through the looking glass" based on the lecture click here

gyroscope video
4.37 MB Windows Media Player
4.34MB RealOne Player
1. This part has the introduction to the lecture. There is a little dramatisation in this section. No demonstrations.
gyroscope video
23.41 MB Windows Media Player
23.24MB RealOne Player
2. Demonstration of a beautiful brass victorian gyroscope. Explains briefly how mass can be measured. A demonstration of angle of friction. Importance of not defining laws/rules that restrict understanding.
gyroscope video
6.65 MB Windows Media Player
6.56MB RealOne Player
3. Demonstration of 'resistance' in a coil of wire (and how the axis is important). A general comment on how things can either work/not work when on a different axises.
gyroscope video
15.05 MB Windows Media Player
14.92MB RealOne Player
4. Gyroscope gimbal rings. Precession. Torque. Good demonstration of precession with victorian gyroscope. Shows that a gyroscope precession has little/no inertia. Nutation
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11.96 MB Windows Media Player
11.87MB RealOne Player
5. The toy gyroscope on a tower. Another demonstration of the tower/gyroscope on ice to show there is so little inertia from a gyroscope.
gyroscope video
7.93 MB Windows Media Player
7.87MB RealOne Player
6. Gyroscope on a arm. No angular momentum.
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9.77 MB Windows Media Player
9.69MB RealOne Player
7. Air powered gyroscope (5000rpm - 8lb). Searching for centrifugal force. Gyroscope hanging over the top of a table. Out of balance by 2kg.
gyroscope video
9.24 MB Windows Media Player
9.13MB RealOne Player
8. Gyroscope on a arm with a second pivot point. Making a body lighter than it is.
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12.14 MB Windows Media Player
12.04MB RealOne Player
9. 15-16lb gyroscope hanging from a long piece of string.
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8.43 MB Windows Media Player
8.34MB RealOne Player
10. Denis lifts a 18lb gyroscope with a 6lb shaft running at 2000rpm.
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5.23MB RealOne Player
11. Small gyro and a rubber mat. The energy contained within a gyroscope.
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5.61MB RealOne Player
12. 18lb gyroscope on a stand.
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3.98MB RealOne Player
13. Whats wrong with the scientific world.
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14. Ohms law only applies to DC and not AC. Eric Suggests that Newtons laws of motion are restricted to mass in straight lines.
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3.76 MB Windows Media Player
3.73MB RealOne Player
15. Air gyro. Proving there is no/little momentum.
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3.81MB RealOne Player
16. Why perpetual motion can and does not exist.
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17. Gyro/Flywheel in a Swiss Bus.
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18. Low level explanation of a gyroscope.
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5.78MB RealOne Player
19. Summing up. The future.

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