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Author Hojman, S.A.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Non-geodesic circular motion of massive spinning test bodies around a Schwarzschild field in the Lagrangian theory Type
Year 2018 Publication European Physical Journal C Abbreviated Journal Eur. Phys. J. C
Volume 78 Issue 10 Pages 7 pp
Abstract Recent interest on studying possible violations of the Equivalence Principle has led to the development of space satellite missions testing it for bodies moving on circular orbits around Earth. This experiment establishes that the validity of the equivalence principle is independent of the composition of bodies. However, the internal degrees of freedom of the bodies (such as spin) were not taken into account. In this work, it is shown exactly that the circular orbit motion of test bodies does present a departure from geodesic motion when spin effects are not negligible. Using a Lagrangian theory for spinning massive bodies, an exact solution for their circular motion is found showing that the non-geodesic behavior manifests through different tangential velocities of the test bodies, depending on the orientation of its spin with respect to the total angular momentum of the satellite. Besides, for circular orbits, spinning test bodies present no tangential acceleration. We estimate the difference of the two possible tangential velocities for the case of circular motion of spinning test bodies orbiting Earth.
Address [Hojman, Sergio A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Artes Liberales, Dept Ciencias, Santiago, Chile, Email: sergio.hojman@uai.cl;
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Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
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ISSN 1434-6044 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000447801100002 Approved
Call Number (down) UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 921
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