Accession Number : AD0278437

Title :   GENERAL RELATIVITY: THEORY AND EXPERIMENT

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF

Personal Author(s) : SCHIFF,L.I.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A review is given of the way in which each of the three so-called ''crucial tests'' of general r lativity theory (red shift, deflection of light, planetary orbit precession) relate to parameters of the theory. A fourth, recently proposed, experiment is lso discussed from the same point of view. This consists of the measuremen of he precession rate of the spin axis of a spherical gyroscope that moves through the earth's gr vitational field. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELATIVITY THEORY), (*GYROSCOPES), GRAVITY, SPINNING(MOTION)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE