Gyros, Clocks, Interferometers...: Testing Relativistic Gravity in Space / Edition 1by C. Lammerzahl
Many new tests of gravity and, in particular, of Einstein's general relativity theory will be carried out in the near future: The LenseThirring effect and the equivalence principle will be tested in space; moreover, gravitational waves will be detected, and new atomic interferometers and clocks will be built for measurements in gravitational and inertial… See more details below
Many new tests of gravity and, in particular, of Einstein's general relativity theory will be carried out in the near future: The LenseThirring effect and the equivalence principle will be tested in space; moreover, gravitational waves will be detected, and new atomic interferometers and clocks will be built for measurements in gravitational and inertial fields. New high-precision devices have made these experiments feasible. They will contribute to a better understanding of gravitational physics. Both experimental developments and the theoretical concepts are collected in this volume. Exhaustive reviews give an overall insight into the subject of experimental gravitation.
Table of ContentsOverview.- An Overview of Solar System Gravitational Physics: The TheoryExperiment Interface.- Determination of the Gravitational Constant.- The LenseThrirring Effect.- The LenseThirring Effect: From the Basic Notions to the Observed Effects.- Gravity Probe B: Countdown to Launch.- Gravitomagnetism and the Clock Effect.- Spinning Relativistic Particles in External Fields.- Detection of Gravitational Waves.- The GEO 600 Gravitational Wave Detector Status, Research, Development.- Gravitational Radiation Theory and Light Propagation.- Relic Gravitational Waves and Their Detection.- The Equivalence Principle.- Principles of Equivalence: Their Role in Gravitation Physics and Experiments That Test Them.- STEP: A Status Report.- High Sensitive DC SQUID Based Position Detectors for Application in Gravitational Experiments at the Drop Tower Bremen.- Space Accelerometers: Present Status.- Searching for Extra Dimensions and New String-Inspired Forces in the Casimir Regime.- Relativistic Effects in the Motion of the Moon.- Lunar Laser Ranging A Comprehensive Probe of the Post-Newtonian Long Range Interaction.- Testing Relativistic Gravityand Measuring Solar System Parameters via Optical Space Missions.- Clocks and Rods.- Clocks for Length and Time Measurement.- SpaceTime Mission: Clock Test of Relativityat Four Solar Radii.- Pulsar Timing Strong Gravity Clock Experiments.- Quantum Tests of General Relativity.- Relativistic Phase Shifts for Dirac Particles Interacting with Weak Gravitational Fields in MatterWave Interferometers.- Spin in Gravity.- Spin in Special and General Relativity.- Testing the Dirac Equation.- Electromagnetic Field and Gravity.- How Does the Electromagnetic Field Couple to Gravity, in Particular to Metric, Nonmetricity, Torsion, and Curvature?.
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