# Motion of test bodies in theories with nonminimal coupling

@article{Puetzfeld2008MotionOT, title={Motion of test bodies in theories with nonminimal coupling}, author={D. Puetzfeld and Y. Obukhov}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2008}, volume={78}, pages={121501} }

We derive the equations of motion of test bodies for a theory with nonminimal coupling by means of a multipole method. The propagation equations for pole-dipole particles are worked out for a gravity theory with a very general coupling between the curvature scalar and the matter fields. Our results allow for a systematic comparison with the equations of motion of general relativity and other gravity theories.

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