East Midlands Branch

 

THE INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS

AND ITS APPLICATIONS

 

The Wonderful Physics of Gyroscopes and Boomerangs

 

A talk by

 

Hugh Hunt

(Cambridge University)

 

Thursday 20 May, 2004

starting at 7.30 pm

 

Nottingham University

Maths & Physics Building, Room B23

[Campus map http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/univ/campus-maps/up-map.html]

 

 

Abstract

Have you ever wondered how gyroscopes work? Or even puzzled over the bounce of a spinning superball? In this short lecture some of the mysteries of spinning objects will be unravelled. We'll have fun with lots of toys and hopefully throw one or two boomerangs - without breaking any windows!

 

 

No charge is made to attend meetings, non-IMA members are welcome

 

The 2003 Branch AGM will be held during the Evening starting at 7.00pm

 

For further details of this event or other East Midlands Branch activities consult the Web Site http://science.ntu.ac.uk/msor/ccb/ima.html or by contacting the Branch General Secretary:

Dr Stephen Hibberd, Division of Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, Tel. (0115) 9513841 or email: Stephen.Hibberd@nottingham.ac.uk