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Gravitational Thomas Precession and the Perihelion Advance of Mercury

@article{Behera2003GravitationalTP,
  title={Gravitational Thomas Precession and the Perihelion Advance of Mercury},
  author={Harihar Behera},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2003}
}
Gravitational Thomas Precession (GTP) is the name given to Thomas Precession when the acceleration is caused by a gravitational force field. The GTP gives a negative contribution of 7.163 arcsec/century for the anomalous perihelion advance of Mercury's orbit. This effect seems to be of some concern for the General Relativity. 

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