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Effects of Gravity and the Rotation of the Earth

Es, C.R. van (2006) Effects of Gravity and the Rotation of the Earth. Bachelor's Thesis, Physics.

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The effect of classical gravity on spin dynamics is studied. Normally, focusing magnets keep the particles from falling down. However, the magnetic fields from these focusing magnets influence the spin dynamics. This is calculated for EDM experiments. Also the gyroscopic effect of the rotation of the earth on spin dynamics is studied; a particle at rest on the earth actually finds itself in a rotating system and this has influence on the spin dynamics. An object moving with respect to the earth also experiences the so called Coriolis force. A corrected equation of motion for the intrinsic spin, which takes into account the gyroscopic effect and the Coriolis force, is obtained. Two other, less relevant, effects due to gravity and the fact that experiments take place on the rotating earth are also discussed. These are the centrifugal force and spin-gravity coupling.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Physics
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:44
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:44

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