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The angular momentum of a rotating wheel points along the axis of rotation.

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## The angular momentum of a rotating wheel points along the axis of rotation.

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**The angular momentum of a rotating wheel points along the**axis of rotation.**A tangential push on the spinning wheel produces a torque**which causes the angular momentum to increase**Gravity produces a torque which is perpendicular to the**angular momentum**The change in angular momentum causes the gyroscope to**precess**A bicycle wheel is hanging from a rope on one end of its**axle, as shown. A person is holding the other side of the axle. What happens to the wheel when the person lets go? How about now?