Thomas, J. (1989) Testing the inverse-square law of gravity: Error and design with the upward continuation integral. Physical Review D, 40 (6). pp. 1735-1740. ISSN 0556-2821 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:THOprd89
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It has been reported that the inverse-square law of gravity is violated over a range of a few hundred meters. I present a different method for the analysis of the data from that experiment. In this method, the experimental error can be evaluated analytically and I confirm the previous analysis but show that it is a 2σ effect. The method can also be used to design new experiments that will yield minimum errors for a fixed number of data points.
|Additional Information:||©1989 The American Physical Society Received 27 December 1988 This work was supported in part by a grant from the Department of Energy (No. DEAC-0381-ER40050). I am grateful for many useful discussions with Frank Stacey, Gary Tuck, Paul Boynton, and Paul Kasameyer. I would also like to thank Andy Lazarewicz and Anestis Romaides for their assistance with the data presented in Tables I and II.|
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