|Researchers||Injila Rasul, bachelor’s thesis|
|Time Frame||Spring 2017|
|Supplementary Materials||Mechanics of Precession and Nutation of Rings and Disks|
The mechanics and dynamics of a rotating object depend heavily on the physical conditions of its environment and its own physical dimensions. In this project, I seek to explore and understand how exactly these changes affect it’s motion, what are the parameters that influence it, what are the initial conditions for which it behaves the way it does? And as all scientific work aims to do how can I predict and control the motion?
Our investigation into the behavior of spinning bodies is built from the ground up, we start with the most simplistic version of the problem and add complexities step by step. At each step, we pause and vary the conditions imposed to see how they affect and influence the motion of the object and attempt to understand how these conditions work together and influence each other to produce the results we obtain.