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Novel Gravity Probe B Frame-Dragging Effect

By Cahill, Reginald T.

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Title: Novel Gravity Probe B Frame-Dragging Effect  
Author: Cahill, Reginald T.
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Language: English
Subject: Science., Physics, Physics--Research
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Excerpt: The Gravity Probe B (GP-B) satellite experiment will measure the precession of on-board gyroscopes to extraordinary accuracy. Such precessions are predicted by General Relativity (GR), and one component of this precession is the ?frame-dragging? or Lense-Thirring effect, which is caused by the rotation of the Earth. A new theory of gravity, which passes the same extant tests of GR, predicts, however, a second and much larger ?frame-dragging? precession. The magnitude and signature of this larger effect is given for comparison with the GP-B data.

 

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