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    • Keywords


      Larmor precession; angular momentum; rotating frame

    • Abstract


      The nutation accompanying the well-known Larmor precession discussed with respect to an inertial frame in an earlier paper is now considered in the rotating Larmor frame where the precession is absent and the nutation is therefore fully emphasized. It is shown that, in this frame, the nutating vector generates, in general, what may be called interpenetrating partial cones, the two parts of which merge into a single cone traced twice over, when the orbit of the charged particle changes to a circle — giving an immediate explanation of the discontinuous jump in the nutation frequency to twice its value as the orbit changes continuously from an ellipse to a circle.

    • Author Affiliations


      K N Srinivasa Rao1 A V Gopala Rao1 A R Usha Devi2

      1. Department of Studies in Physics, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore - 570 006, India
      2. Department of Physics, Bangalore University, Jnanabharathi Campus, Bangalore - 560 056, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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