Can a macroscopic gyroscope feel torsion?
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We demonstrate that for a large class of Lagrangian-based torsion theories a macroscopic gyroscope is insensitive to the torsion field: There can be no coupling of the torsion to the gyroscope's angular momentum of rotation. To detect torsion a polarized system with a net elementary particle spin is needed. These conclusions are evident from the conservation laws, which form the basis for deriving the equations of motion. 1980 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
General Relativity and Gravitation
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William, R., Stoeger, S. J., & Yasskin, P. B.
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William, R||Stoeger, SJ||Yasskin, Philip B