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Gravitational experiments in the laboratory

Author: Y T Chen; Alan Hugh Cook
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback re-issueView all editions and formats
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This book provides an up-to-date account of the design, problems, and performance of the precise experiments used to explore the nature of universal gravitation that can be performed in a terrestrial  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Y T Chen; Alan Hugh Cook
ISBN: 9780521391719 9780521675536 0521391717 0521675537
OCLC Number: 749558158
Description: XIII, 268 s. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The linear oscillator driven by thermal noise and with electrical damping; 3. External sources of noise, and design of experiments; 4. The weak principle of equivalence; 5. Verification of the weak principle of equivalence for free particles; 6. Newtonian attractors of extended bodies; 7. Experimental tests of the inverse square law; 8. The constant of gravitation; 9. Conclusion; References; Index.
Responsibility: Y. T. Chen, Alan Cook.

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