Analysis of Trouton-Noble Experiment

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Scientific Paper
Title Analysis of Trouton-Noble Experiment
Author(s) Howard C Hayden
Keywords rotational velocity, capacitor, torque
Published 1994
Journal Galilean Electrodynamics
Volume 5
Number 4
Pages 83-85


Recently, I repeated the famous Trouton-Noble experiment with more-than-adequate sensitivity to detect the torque due to the rotational velocity at the surface of the earth, even with account taken of the dielectric constant of the capacitor, should such a torque exist. The result was null. The present paper shows why there never was any cogent reason to expect a torque, even in classical theory.