Thomas and his Precession

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 895)


Consider an electron (with a spin) orbiting in an atom, treated along classical lines. In the instantaneous rest frame of the orbiting electron, the Coulomb field (Ze 2/r 2) of the nucleus gives rise to a magnetic field (v/c)(Ze 2/r 2).


Lorentz Transformation Lorentz Boost Lorentz Frame Comoving Frame Thomas Precession 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
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  1. 1.Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and AstrophysicsPuneIndia

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