Gravitational Experiments in the Laboratory
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Gravitational Experiments in the Laboratory by Ying Tian Chen
Book DescriptionThis book provides an up-to-date account of the precise experiments used to explore the nature of universal gravitation that can be performed in a terrestrial laboratory. The experiments required are at the limits of sensitivity of mechanical measurements. The problems of experiment design are discussed, and critical accounts given of the principal experiments testing the inverse square law and the principle of equivalence, and measuring the constant of gravitation. An analysis of the effects of noise and other disturbances is also provided, further highlighting the care that is needed in experimental design and performance. The motivation for undertaking such experiments is also discussed. The book will be of value to graduate students, researchers and teachers who are engaged in either theoretical or experimental studies of gravitation, and who wish to understand the nature and problems of laboratory experiments in this field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521391719
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ying Tian Chen
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An account of the experiments used to explore the nature of universal gravitation that can be performed in a laboratory.
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