Title

Relativity gyroscope experiment at arbitrary orbit inclinations

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1972

Abstract

We carry out a calculation of the "indirect" quadrupole moment effect (given by "averaging" the de Sitter term, Ω→DS, over a period of the motion) for "distorted" elliptical orbits of small eccentricity at arbitrary inclination to the earth's equator. Combining this with other effects enables us to calculate the total gyro precession. We then discuss the question of what is the optimum orbit for the relativity gyroscope experiment. © 1972 The American Physical Society.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Physical Review D

First Page

956

Last Page

961

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