The Gravitational Constant: Generalized Gravitational Theories and Experiments

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V. de Sabbata, George T. Gillies, Vitaly N. Melnikov
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 31, 2004 - Science - 416 pages
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.
 

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Contents

SCREENING AND ABSORPTION OF GRAVITATION IN PRERELATIVISTIC AND RELATIVISTIC THEORIES
1
CONFORMAL FRAMES AND DDIMENSIONAL GRAVITY
39
Graviton Exchange and the Gravitational Constant
65
SOME BASE FOR QUANTUM GRAVITY
81
Braneinspired models in gravitation and cosmology
113
EXPERIMENTAL TEST OF A TIMETEMPERATURE FORMULATION OF THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE
139
PRESENT STATUS AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
149
Toward testing the fundamental physics by SNIa data
157
EXACT SOLUTIONS
247
CONSTRAINTS ON NONNEWTONIAN GRAVITY FROM RECENT CASIMIR FORCE MEASUREMENTS
269
Searching for ScalarTensor Gravity with Lunar Laser Ranging
289
IS A HYPOTHETICAL LONG RANGE SPIN INTERACTION OBSERVABLE WITH A LABORATORY DETECTOR?
313
PROSPECTS FOR A SPACEBASED DETERMINATION OF G WITH AN ERROR BELOW 1 PPM
331
PROJECTIVE UNIFIED FIELD THEORY REVISITED AND ADAPTED TO THE NEW MEASURED VALUES WMAP NEW RESULTS REFER T...
341
THE INTERFACE OF QUANTUM MECHANICS AND GRAVITY
381
QUATERNIONIC PROGRAM
395

INVESTIGATION OF SCHMUTZERS EXACT EXTERNAL SPHERICALLY SYMMETRIC STATIC SOLUTION FOR A CENTRAL BODY WITHI...
193
On exact solutions in multidimensional gravity with antisymmetric forms
205
5D gravity and the discrepant G measurements
233

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