## Foundations of gravitation theory: the principle of equivalence |

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### Contents

INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY OF THE THESIS | 2 |

WEAK INTERACTIONS AND EOTVOS EXPERIMENTS | 78 |

k PRINCIPLES OF EQUIVALENCE EOTVOS EXPERIMENTS | 88 |

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A. P. Lightman acceleration aluminum angular momentum anomalous mass tensors binding energy bound system center-of-mass motion composite body conserved energy function contribution coordinates denotes dependence energy conservation Eotvos experiments equation expectation value experimental system expression external gravitational field free fall freely falling gravitation theory gravitational field gravitational redshift gravitational redshift experiments Hamiltonian Haugan Hughes-Drever experiment inertial mass tensor internal motion J. D. Walecka laboratory Lagrangian Lightman and Lee Lorentz invariance magnetic magnetostatic magnetostatic energies metric theories Newtonian non-gravitational non-Lorentz-invariant non-metric theories Nordtvedt nucleus observer obtain particle passive gravitational mass photon Phys platinum post-Coulombian post-Newtonian post-post-Coulombian PPN formalism preferred frame preferred-frame effects preferred-location and preferred-frame preferred-location effects principle of equivalence quasi-Newtonian R. H. Dicke resonance line rest mass spin energy spin magnetostatic standard system test body theories of gravity THeu formalism virial relations wavefunction weak equivalence principle weak interactions yields