Inertial Modulation: A New Tool for Probing the Law of Electromagnetic Force ? Part II
|Title||Inertial Modulation: A New Tool for Probing the Law of Electromagnetic Force ? Part II|
|Author(s)||Thomas E Phipps|
|Keywords||Ampere force, longitudinal force, Lorentz force, Peter Graneau, Robson-Sethian experiment|
|Journal||Electric Spacecraft Journal|
Ampere believed longitudinal forces exist between electrical current elements, but relativity theory indicates that this is not possible. Now empirical evidence exists in support of Ampere?s logically-derivable conclusions. In Part II of a three-part article, Peter Graneau?s replication of the classical Robson and Sethian experiment is reported. Robson and Sethian failed to detect longitudinal forces because their apparatus did not incorporate the asymmetry necessary to achieve an unbalanced (net) force.