Lorentz Violation at the Level of Undergraduate Classical Mechanics

Madeline Clyburn, Charles D. Lane
2020 Symmetry  
In this paper, we use the classical limit of the Standard-Model Extension to explore some generic features of Lorentz violation. This classical limit is formulated at the level of undergraduate physics. We first discuss the general equations of motion and then concentrate on three specific systems. First, we consider the theoretical aspects of pendulum motion in the presence of Lorentz violation, followed by some sample experimental results. The experimental bounds we achieve, in the range of
more » ... −3, are not competitive with the current bounds from atomic clocks; rather, our experiment illustrates some common ideas and methods that appear in Lorentz-violation studies. We then discuss how Newton's 2nd Law must be treated with caution in our model. Finally, we introduce a computational simulation of a binary star system that is perturbed by Lorentz-violating effects. This simulation shows some interesting behavior that could be the subject of future analytical studies.
doi:10.3390/sym12101734 fatcat:ikkqitp32razvcqefcjbomu5z4