INVESTIGATION OF THE INFLUENCE OF AN INTERMEDIATE BODY ON GRAVITATIONAL INTERACTION,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The authors describe an experiment undertaken for the purpose of observing the influence of an intermediate body on the static gravitational interaction. The experiments were made with a torsion pendulum consisting of two identical masses 25 g each and a tungsten wire. One mass served as a trial body and the other mass as part of a variable capacitor serving as a pickup for the oscillations. The torsion pendulum is kept in vacuum not worse than 0.0001 mm Hg. From the change in capacitance it was possible to deduce whether a third body changes the static gravitational force on the other body. The small changes in the oscillation amplitude were processed by means of a statistical method.
- Quantum Theory and Relativity