[1009.4401] Rotation and Spin in Physics

Authors: R. F. O'Connell

Date: 22 Sep 2010

Abstract: We delineate the role of rotation and spin in physics, discussing in order Newtonian classical physics, special relativity, quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics and general relativity. In the latter case, we discuss the generalization of the Kepler formula to post-Newtonian order $(cˆ{-2}$) including spin effects and two-body effects. Experiments which verify the theoretical results for general relativistic spin-orbit effects are discussed as well as efforts being made to verify the spin-spin effects.

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Sep 22, 2010

1009.4401 (/preprints)
2010-09-22, 19:31 [edit]


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