Soviet Physics Journal

, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 398–401 | Cite as

Precession of a gyroscope for the nonregular generalized finslerian metric gij = e2σ(x,y)aij(x)

  • A. K. Aryngazin
Elementary Particle Physics and Field Theory


The post-Newtonian problem of the precession of the axis of rotation of a gyroscope rotating around the earth in relation to distant stars belongs to a number of “nonclassical” verifications of the consequences of the theory of gravitation with an independent determination of the post-Newtonian parameters. A generalized Fermi-Walker transport equation is constructed and the problem of precession of a gyroscope is solved for the nonregular generalized Finslerian metric gij=e2σ(x,y)aij, where aij signifies the Riemannian metric tensor. The result contains a contribution in addition to the usual Riemannian PPN-terms, proportional to the parameter σa characterizing the dependence of σ on the speed of motion.


Transport Equation Independent Determination Distant Star 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Aryngazin
    • 1
  1. 1.M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityUSSR

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