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The tractability condition


Tractability factor
Low limit tractability factor; fl » 5.7
Gyroscopic stability factor
Yaw of repose vector

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The tractability factor f characterizes the ability of the projectile's longitudinal axis to follow the bending trajectory (see figureGo to figure). The quantity f can simply be defined as the inverse of the yaw of repose. It can be shown that the tractability factor f is proportional to the inverse of the gyroscopic stability factor.

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