Spin, the Classical Theory

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With the development of local gauge theories of gravitation, it became evident that intrinsic spin was an integral part of the theory. This gave spin a classical formulation that predicted the existence of a new kind of field, the torsion field. To date only one class of experiments has been developed to detect this field, a search for a long range dipole force. In this article, the torsion equations are de-coupled from the curved space of general relativity derived from basic principles using vector calculus and the theory of electromagnetism as a guide. The results are written in vector form so that they are readily available to experimentalists, paving the way for new kinds of experiments.

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R. Hammond, "Spin, the Classical Theory," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2012, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2012.31001.

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