An experimental test of the Maxwell electrodynamics

Mathematics. Physics. Mechanics


Khrapko R. I.

Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), 4, Volokolamskoe shosse, Moscow, А-80, GSP-3, 125993, Russia



The Beth's classical experience raises a doubt. The Beth's plate was rotated by a spin angular momentum of the beam rather then by an orbital angular momentum. We offer to illuminate a disc in space by circularly polarized electromagnetic radiation to measure the angular momentum carried by an electromagnetic beam. The theory of the Beth's experiment is presented.

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