Lockerbie, N.A. and Veryaskin, A.V. and Xu, X.
(1996)
*Analytical evaluation of short-range forces in cylindrical geometry.*
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 29 (15).
pp. 4649-4663.
ISSN 0305-4470

## Abstract

This paper concerns the potential field for Yukawa-type forces in a cylindrical geometry. A set of formulae is derived for a cylindrical body in order to reduce the integration over the body from 3D (or 6D for a pair of interacting bodies) to either a 1D integration, or an analytical formula. Using these formulae we consider analytically the potential field of two Yukawa force terms, and reanalyse Long's and Spero et al's experiments for the inverse-square law test. The results show that the - graph produces similar results to the case where a single Yukawa term is considered. The theory can also be applied to other problems in short-range force experiments that involve cylindrically shaped bodies as the test masses.

Item type: | Article |
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ID code: | 17624 |

Keywords: | inverse square law, newtonian gravity, mass separations, constraints, Physics |

Subjects: | Science > Physics |

Department: | Faculty of Science > Physics Faculty of Science > Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences > Pharmaceutical Sciences |

Depositing user: | Strathprints Administrator |

Date Deposited: | 30 Apr 2010 13:35 |

Last modified: | 10 Dec 2015 18:34 |

URI: | http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/17624 |

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