The Gravitational Constant: Generalized Gravitational Theories and Experiments

  • Venzo de Sabbata
  • George T. Gillies
  • Vitaly N. Melnikov
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 141)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. H.-H. von Borzeszkowski, T. Chrobok, H.-J. Treder
    Pages 1-37
  3. K. A. Bronnikov, V. N. Melnikov
    Pages 39-64
  4. Venzo de Sabbata, Luca Ronchetti
    Pages 81-111
  5. Dmitri Gal’tsov
    Pages 113-137
  6. Włodzimierz Godłowski, Marek Szydłowski, Wojciech Czaja
    Pages 157-191
  7. Alvin J. Sanders, George T. Gillies
    Pages 331-340
  8. C. S. Unnikrishnan
    Pages 381-393
  9. Alexander P. Yefremov
    Pages 395-409
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 411-416

About these proceedings


An up-to-date description of progress and current problems with the gravitational constant, both in terms of generalized gravitational theories and experiments either in the laboratory, using Casimir force measurements, or in space at solar system distances and in cosmological observations.
Contributions cover different aspects of the state and prediction of unified theories of the physical interactions including gravitation as a cardinal link, the role of experimental gravitation and observational cosmology in discriminating between them, the problem of the precise measurement and stability of fundamental physical constants in space and time, and the gravitational constant in particular.
Recent advances discussed include unified and scalar-tensor theories, theories in diverse dimensions and their observational windows, gravitational experiments in space, rotational and torsional effects in gravity, basic problems in cosmology, early universe as an arena for testing unified models, and big bang nucleosynthesis.


Big Bang Cosmology EFE Gravitational constant Gravity Quantum mechanics RMS Universe

Editors and affiliations

  • Venzo de Sabbata
    • 1
  • George T. Gillies
    • 2
  • Vitaly N. Melnikov
    • 3
  1. 1.University of BolognaItaly
  2. 2.University of VirginiaUSA
  3. 3.Moscow UniversityRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1956-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2242-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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