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Equations of motion for spinning particles in external electromagnetic and gravitational fields.

  • Author(s): Yee, K
  • Bander, M
  • et al.

The equations of motion for the position and spin of a classical particle coupled to an external electromagnetic and gravitational potential are derived from an action principle. The constraints ensuring a correct number of independent spin components are automatically satisfied. In general the spin is not Fermi-Walker transported nor does the position follow a geodesic, although the deviations are small for most situations. © 1993 The American Physical Society.

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