Trouton-Noble and the Relativistic Gyroscope
|Title||Trouton-Noble and the Relativistic Gyroscope|
|Author(s)||Andrew R Dring|
|Keywords||relativity, mechanical torques, gyroscopes|
An important aspect of relativity's understanding of the Trouton-Noble experiment is the introduction of mechanical torques to balance the predicted electromagnetic torques. This aspect is shown to be experimentally invalid since mechanical torques would result in easily observable precessions in gyroscopes.