dragging of inertial frames

dragging of inertial frames

[′drag·iŋ əv ə¦nər·shəl ′frāmz]
(relativity)
A relativistic effect whereby, loosely speaking, a spinning body drags space around with it; this causes a gyroscope in orbit about the earth to display a precession distinct from the geodetic precession. Also known as frame dragging; Lense-Thirring effect.
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