Faradays Final Riddle: Does the Field Rotate with a Magnet? (Monograph No. 6)
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|Author||Alphonsus G Kelly|
|Publisher||The Institution of Engineers of Ireland|
This paper gives a description of a series of novel experiments on the relative motion of conductors. and magnets. The word ?Unipolar? is used to describe the behaviour of a pole of a magnet; it is the behaviour of one pole of a magnet in relation to a conductor that is the phenomenon being investigated here. Nobody has ever isolated a North or a South pole of a magnet. No sooner is a magnet cut in half than each half becomes a new magnet, complete with its own North and South pole. The experiments were undertaken because there was distinct evidence in the literature that moving the magnet did not, in all circumstances, give the same result as moving the conductor. This is in direct contradiction of the Special Theory of Relativity, where relative motion should give the same result, whether it is the magnet or the conductor that is moved. The results of the new experiments, ironically, fit relativity theory, but disprove another basic theory of physics.