Volume 60, Number 2, October 2002
|Page(s)||167 - 173|
|Published online||01 October 2002|
Angular-momentum effects in weak gravitational fields
Gravity Probe B, Hansen Experimental Physics Labs, Stanford University Stanford, CA, USA and INFN - Torino, Italy
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 6 August 2002
It is shown that, contrary to what is normally expected, it is possible to have angular-momentum effects on the geometry of space-time at the laboratory scale, much bigger than the purely Newtonian effects. This is due to the fact that the ratio between the angular momentum of a body and its mass, expressed as a length, is easily greater than the mass itself, again expressed as a length.
PACS: 04.25.Nx – Post-Newtonian approximation; perturbation theory; related approximations / 95.30.Sf – Relativity and gravitation
© EDP Sciences, 2002
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