A proposed test of special-relativistic mechanics at low speed

Boon Leong Lan

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    Abstract

    We show that the difference between the Newtonian and special-relativistic predictions for the angular position increases linearly with time for a charged particle moving at low speed in a circular path in a constant uniform magnetic field. Numerical results suggest that it is possible to test the two different predictions experimentally.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)379-380
    Number of pages2
    JournalResults in Physics
    Volume7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Keywords

    • Charged particle
    • Newtonian approximation
    • Special-relativistic mechanics
    • Uniform magnetic field

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