Tombe, Frederick David
Mechanics / Electrodynamics
January 02, 2020
Faraday's Law, electromagnetism, magnetic vector potential, aether, Maxwell's sea of molecular vortices, centrifugal force, Coriolis Force, electromagnetic induction
The Faraday Paradox and the Newton’s rotating bucket experiment each concern situations involving relative motion where symmetry might be expected but isn’t observed. In the case of the Faraday paradox, a rotating magnet, when rotating about its magnetic axis, will induce no EMF on a stationary charged particle, where on the other hand, the reciprocal motion will. In the case of Newton’s rotating bucket, the bucket must be rotating relative to an inertial frame of reference in order for the water in the bucket to be forced outwards and upwards against the insides of the walls. This does not happen if the frame of reference rotates relative to a stationary bucket, and the rotation of the background stars due to the Earth’s diurnal motion certainly induces no such effect in a bucket of water.
The commonality between these two apparent paradoxes, one electromagnetic and one mechanical, will be investigated.