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ERIC Number: EJ901531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Gravity Probe B Experiment and Gravitomagnetism
Veto, B.
European Journal of Physics, v31 n5 p1123-1130 Sep 2010
Gravitomagnetism is a low velocity and weak gravitational field approximation of general relativity. It provides a simple approach to post-Newtonian gravitational phenomena via electromagnetic analogy. Intended for advanced undergraduate students, the present paper applies gravitomagnetism to the quantitative study of the geodetic precession and frame dragging effects, both verified recently in the Gravity Probe B experiment. The result obtained is identical with Schiff's formula. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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