Gravitomagnetism and the Clock Effect

  title={Gravitomagnetism and the Clock Effect},
  author={Bahram Mashhoon and Frank Gronwald and Herbert I. M. Lichtenegger},
The main theoretical aspects of gravitomagnetism are reviewed. It is shown that the gravitomagnetic precession of a gyroscope is intimately connected with the special temporal structure around a rotating mass that is revealed by the gravitomagnetic clock effect. This remarkable effect, which involves the difference in the proper periods of a standard clock in prograde and retrograde circular geodesic orbits around a rotating mass, is discussed in detail. The implications of this effect for the… Expand

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