Equivalence principle and the Moon.

@article{Damour1996EquivalencePA,
  title={Equivalence principle and the Moon.},
  author={Damour and Vokrouhlick},
  journal={Physical review. D, Particles and fields},
  year={1996},
  volume={53 8},
  pages={
          4177-4201
        }
}
  • Damour, Vokrouhlick
  • Published 6 July 1995
  • Physics
  • Physical review. D, Particles and fields
The perturbation of the lunar motion caused by a hypothetical violation of the equivalence principle is analytically worked out in terms of power series in the manner of Hill and Brown. The interaction with the quadrupolar tide is found to amplify the leading order term in the synodic range oscillation by more than 62%. Confirming a recent finding of Nordtvedt, we show that this amplification has a pole singularity for an orbit beyond the lunar orbit. This singularity is shown to correspond to… 

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