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Gravitational Law in Extra Dimensions
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Theoretical Physics.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Some recent theories which try to amend shortcomings of current models in physics suggest

the existence of additional dimensions. Such extra dimensions would modify the inverse

square law of gravity.

A short overview over gravitational theory is presented and some of the extensions to

general relativity and models which use extra dimensions, so-called Kaluza–Klein theories

are discussed. A derivation of the correction to Newton’s gravitational law due to extra

dimensions is performed and yields an additional term of Yukawa-type. We determine its

interaction range and strength and derive the gravitational constant in the extra dimensional

space. Experiments which probe Newton’s inverse square law are presented and recent

results and constraints on corrections of Yukawa-type are discussed.

This report is part of my bachelor degree project in theoretical physics at KTH.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 26 p.
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-129519OAI: diva2:652635
Available from: 2013-10-01 Created: 2013-10-01 Last updated: 2013-10-01Bibliographically approved

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