Trouton-Noble and the Relativistic Gyroscope

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Scientific Paper
Title Trouton-Noble and the Relativistic Gyroscope
Author(s) Andrew R Dring
Keywords relativity, mechanical torques, gyroscopes
Published 1996
Journal Galilean Electrodynamics
Volume 7
Number 3
Pages 51-54


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.