Meccanica

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 27–31 | Cite as

Relative kinematics in general relativity the thomas and fokker precessions

  • E. Massa
  • C. Zordan
Article

Summary

The theory of space tensors is applied to the study of the motion of a gyroscopically stabilized point compass in a given frame of reference (Γ, ∇*). The Thomas and Fokker precessions are obtained as special subcases of the general result.

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Sommario

Il concetto di sistema di riferimento fisico in uno spazio-tempo ϑ4 viene applicato allo studio del moto relativo di un giroscopio puntiforme in Relatività Generale. La precessione di Thomas e la precessione di Fokker sono ricavate come casi particolari del risultato generale.

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© Tamburini Editore s.p.a 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Massa
  • C. Zordan
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto matematico dell'Università di GenovaItaly

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