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O'Connell 1968

O'Connell, R.F., 1968: Schiff's proposed gyroscope experiment as a test of the scalar-tensor theory of general relativity. Phys. Rev. Lett., 20, 69-71, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.20.69.

We compare an explicit expression for the precession of a gyroscope in the Brans-Dicke scalar-tensor general relativity theory with the result derived by Schiff using Einstein's theory, and suggest that the gyroscope experiment offers the best possibility for testing the Brans-Dicke theory. Further, we conclude that the gyroscope in a satellite offers a more sensitive test than the earth-bound gyroscope.

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@article{oc06000k,
  author={O'Connell, R. F.},
  title={Schiff's proposed gyroscope experiment as a test of the scalar-tensor theory of general relativity},
  year={1968},
  journal={Phys. Rev. Lett.},
  volume={20},
  pages={69--71},
  doi={10.1103/PhysRevLett.20.69},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - oc06000k
AU  - O'Connell, R. F.
PY  - 1968
TI  - Schiff's proposed gyroscope experiment as a test of the scalar-tensor theory of general relativity
JA  - Phys. Rev. Lett.
VL  - 20
SP  - 69
EP  - 71
DO  - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.20.69
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