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Gravitational Constant

Published

Author(s)

J. Schwarz

Abstract

An article discussing current research in the determination of the gravitational constant. Discuss how the Newtonian gravitation constant (G) is known with relatively poor accuracy (only about 0.1%). Moreover, some recent measurements have disagreed more than their respective error limits would permit. Discuss how a new determination uses some very ingenious technology (Science, 282:2230, 1998). The article should be written at a level understandable to the nonspecialist. Include figures and tables as necessary. Include 3-4 bibliographical references, a reading list, 4-6 key words, and 2-3 URL's.
Citation
McGraw Hill Yearbook of Scientific Technology 2001

Keywords

gravitational constant

Citation

Schwarz, J. (2000), Gravitational Constant, McGraw Hill Yearbook of Scientific Technology 2001 (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created August 31, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021