General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 36, Issue 10, pp 2223–2235

Gravitomagnetic Effects

  • G. Schäfer

DOI: 10.1023/B:GERG.0000046180.97877.32

Cite this article as:
Schäfer, G. General Relativity and Gravitation (2004) 36: 2223. doi:10.1023/B:GERG.0000046180.97877.32


The paper summarizes the most important effects in Einsteinian gravitomagnetic fields related to propagating light rays, moving clocks and atoms, orbiting objects, and precessing spins. Emphasis is put onto the gravitational interaction of spinning objects. The gravitomagnetic field lines of a rotating or spinning object are given in analytic form.

Spin gravitomagnetism angular momentum 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Schäfer
    • 1
  1. 1.Friedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaTheoretisch-Physikalisches InstitutJenaGermany

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