Requirements and Design for a Special Gyro for Measuring General Relativity Effects from an Astronomical Satellite

  • Robert H. CannonJr.
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


L. I. Schiff has pointed out [1] that the principal experimental evidence to support the General Theory of Relativity beyond the Equivalence Principle is the measured precession of the perihelion of the orbit of the planet Mercury. (Other measured relativistic effects, including the red shift, can be explained on the basis of the Special Theory together with the Equivalence Principle, and do not constitute a test of the General Theory.)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert H. CannonJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.StanfordUSA

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