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Sagnac Effect with Non-Zero Mass Particles and Light: the Transition from Classical to Relativistic

Version 1 : Received: 14 August 2022 / Approved: 15 August 2022 / Online: 15 August 2022 (07:48:44 CEST)

How to cite: Rouaud, M. Sagnac Effect with Non-Zero Mass Particles and Light: the Transition from Classical to Relativistic. Preprints 2022, 2022080251 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202208.0251.v1). Rouaud, M. Sagnac Effect with Non-Zero Mass Particles and Light: the Transition from Classical to Relativistic. Preprints 2022, 2022080251 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202208.0251.v1).

Abstract

On a rotating disk, two particles bounce at the vertices of a regular polygon in opposite directions. On the return to the entry point, a clock measures the time difference, called Sagnac effect. Due to Coriolis effects, the counterclockwise and clockwise paths are different. The particular case of the slow disk where the two trajectories are very close and almost polygonal is studied. The existence of a transition between a classical and a relativistic regime is proved. An experimental verification is proposed. Although the two Sagnac effects seem analogous, in detail their behavior is quite different.

Keywords

Rotating Disk; Special Relativity; Sagnac, synchronization; metric; Corio-lis; transition; classical

Subject

PHYSICAL SCIENCES, General & Theoretical Physics

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