Title

Schiff's proposed gyroscope experiment as a test of the scalar-tensor theory of general relativity

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-1968

Abstract

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. © 1968 The American Physical Society.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Physical Review Letters

First Page

69

Last Page

71

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