Accession Number:

AD0681638

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF THE INFLUENCE OF AN INTERMEDIATE BODY ON GRAVITATIONAL INTERACTION,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-06-21

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Quantum Theory and Relativity
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE