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"Precise gravitation measurements on Earth and in space:
Tests of the Equivalence Principle"

by Anna M. Nobili
Published in
PROCEEDINGS
of the
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PHYSICS "ENRICO FERMI"
Course CXLVI

"Recent advances in metrology and fundamental constants"
Societa' Italiana di Fisica
IOSS Press, 2001 pp. 609-645

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          Summary

  1. Scientific relevance of the Equivalence Principle
  2. Experiment principle and the expected signal
  3. Brief history of past gorund experiments
  4. Equivalence Principle tests by Lunar Laser Ranging
  5. Recent and ongoing laboratory experiments
  6. Advantages of an Equivalence Principle experiment in low Earth orbit
  7. Proposed space experiments to test the Equivalence Principle: The STEP and ÁSCOPE space experiments; The GG space experiment
  8. The GGG (GG on the Ground) experiment: laboratory test of a proposed space apparatus

         Acknowledgments
         References

 

 

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Last edited:  2002-02-21