The geometry of Larmor nutation
K N Srinivasa Rao A V Gopala Rao A R Usha Devi
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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.
K N Srinivasa Rao1 A V Gopala Rao1 A R Usha Devi2
Volume 97, 2023
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