On detecting the gravitomagnetic field of the earth by means of orbiting clocks

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Title: On detecting the gravitomagnetic field of the earth by means of orbiting clocks
Author: Lichtenegger, Herbert; Gronwald, F.; Mashhoon, Bahram
Date: 1998-08-05
Publisher: arXiv
Citation: arXiv:gr-qc/9808017v1
Abstract: Based on the recent finding that the difference in proper time of two clocks in prograde and retrograde equatorial orbits about the Earth is of the order 10^{-7}s per revolution, the possibility of detecting the terrestrial gravitomagnetic field by means of clocks carried by satellites is discussed. A mission taking advantage of this influence of the rotating Earth on the proper time is outlined and the conceptual difficulties are briefly examined.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/8614

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