Is flywheel a clock?

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Offline jartza

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Is flywheel a clock?
« on: 23/10/2010 08:45:40 »
I would like to know if I can apply the clock formulas of special relativity to flywheels?

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Is flywheel a clock?
« Reply #1 on: 23/10/2010 11:53:07 »
The strength of materiel's are too low for the peripheral speeds to show any relativistic effects.
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Is flywheel a clock?
« Reply #2 on: 26/10/2010 19:17:29 »
The strength of materiel's are too low for the peripheral speeds to show any relativistic effects.

A ring shaped particle accelerator, evenly filled with particles, is a flywheel.

Time dilation would allow this flywheel to change its linear speed like a normal object, while spinning. (a "normal" object can be accelerated from 0 to almost c)