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General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 36, Issue 10, pp 2223–2235 | Cite as

Gravitomagnetic Effects

  • G. Schäfer
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Abstract

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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Authors and Affiliations

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

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