Investigations with Lasers, Atomic Clocks and Computer Calculations of Curved Spacetime and of the Differences Between the Gravitation Theories of Yilmaz and of Einstein

  • Carroll O. Alley


The description of gravitation by curved spacetime is a grand concept due to Albert Einstein. The form of his field equations for the determination of the metric coefficients for a given distribution of matter and field stress-energy is an assumption. The source term (right hand side) of these equations for the Einstein-Hilbert curvature tensor is taken to be the stressenergy tensor τμ v of all matter and fields except that of the gravitational field itself
$$ \left( {1/2} \right){\text{G}}_\mu ^{\text{v}} = \tau _\mu ^{\text{v}} $$


Global Position System Global Navigation Satellite System Gravitational Potential Space Vehicle Atomic Clock 
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  • Carroll O. Alley
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Maryland at College ParkCollege ParkUSA

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