International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 27, Issue 11, pp 1395–1404 | Cite as

Existence of the gravitomagnetic interaction

  • Ken Nordtvedt


The point of view expressed in the literature that gravitomagnetism has not yet been observed or measured is not entirely correct. Observations of gravitational phenomena are reviewed in which the gravitomagnetic interaction—a post-Newtonian gravitational force between moving matter—has participated and which has been measured to 1 part in 1000. Gravitomagnetism is shown to be ubiquitous in gravitational phenomena and is a necessary ingredient in the equations of motion, without which the most basic gravitational dynamical effects (including Newtonian gravity) could not be consistently calculated by different inertial observers.


Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Dynamical Effect Gravitational Force 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken Nordtvedt
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentMontana State UniversityBozeman

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