Title

Effect of the earth's quadrupole moment on the precession of a gyroscope

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-1969

Abstract

It is shown that there is a contribution to the precession of a gyroscope due to the quadrupole moment of the Earth. The magnitude of this additional precession is a maximum for a gyroscope in a satellite in equatorial orbit around the Earth at a moderate altitude, and exceeds the experimental error for observations which cover a span of about one year or greater. © 1969 D. Reidel Publishing Company.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Astrophysics and Space Science

First Page

119

Last Page

121

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