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Author Topic: If the torque=0 of a body, can light create motion/rotation of the body?  (Read 215 times)

Offline Thebox

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A body ''floating'' around in a vacuum would need very little force to turn it because the body would have no friction or torques implied on the body by the vacuum.  So like in the Crook's device, could light rotate/move the body?


If we could magnetically suspend the mechanism of this device would it move with light ?


Added - Also take into consideration and imagine ''Magnus effect'' of ''electrodynamics of moving bodies ''. (yes I made that up because it is relational in some way to rotation and curves)






The mass of the Earth ''pushing down''  creating a sort of Gyroscopic recession?



« Last Edit: 05/07/2016 13:08:17 by Thebox »


 

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