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Gravitational Constant



J. Schwarz


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.
McGraw Hill Yearbook of Scientific Technology 2001


gravitational constant


Schwarz, J. (2000), Gravitational Constant, McGraw Hill Yearbook of Scientific Technology 2001 (Accessed July 22, 2024)


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Created August 31, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021