Equations of motion for spinning particles in external electromagnetic and gravitational fields.
- Author(s): Yee, K
- Bander, M
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1103/physrevd.48.2797
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.