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  • Print publication year: 2018
  • Online publication date: September 2018

9 - Other Tests of Post-Newtonian Gravity


We describe experimental tests of the effects of spinning bodies, which include precessions of spins as well as orbital perturbations. We give a technical and historical review of Gravity Probe B, a space experiment to measure the precession of orbiting gyroscopes, and the LAGEOS measurements of orbital perturbations, induced by the spinning Earth. We review experimental tests of post-Newtonian conservation laws, and the bounds on the relevant PPN parameters.

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Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics
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