Schiff's proposed gyroscope experiment as a test of the scalar-tensor theory of general relativity
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.
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Physical Review Letters
O'Connell, R. (1968). Schiff's proposed gyroscope experiment as a test of the scalar-tensor theory of general relativity. Physical Review Letters, 20 (2), 69-71. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.20.69