Title

Gyroscope precession and general relativity

Publication Date

2001

Comments

The published version is located at http://ajp.aapt.org/resource/1/ajpias/v69/i12/p1248_s1

Abstract

Precession of a gyroscope in the presence of a gravitational field is of considerable interest, on account of the soon to be launched satellite test and because of its connection to Mach’s principle. Nevertheless, this topic is not generally covered in the curriculum because of the mathematical sophistication required. We examine some of the simple physics involved and argue that by examining simple graviton-elementary particle couplings one can easily understand this phenomenon.

Pages

1248-1256

Volume

69

Issue

12

Journal Title

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS