An exact derivation of the Thomas precession rate using the Lorentz transformation

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Using the standard formalism of Lorentz transformation of the special theory of relativity, we derive the exact expression of the Thomas precession rate for an electron in a classical circular orbit around the nucleus of a hydrogen-like atom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpintronics XIII
EditorsHenri-Jean M. Drouhin, Jean-Eric Wegrowe, Manijeh Razeghi, Henri Jaffres
ISBN (Electronic)9781510637467
StatePublished - 2020
EventSpintronics XIII 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Aug 24 2020Sep 4 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceSpintronics XIII 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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