How do test bodies move in scalar-tensor theories of gravitation? We provide an answer to this question on the basis of a unified multipolar scheme. In particular, we give the explicit equations of motion for pointlike, as well as spinning test bodies, thus extending the well-known general relativistic results of Mathisson, Papapetrou, and Dixon to scalar-tensor theories of gravity. We demonstrate the validity of the equivalence principle for test bodies.
Gravitation, Astrophysics, and Cosmology
- Pub Date:
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
- Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics;
- High Energy Physics - Theory
- Gravitation, Astrophysics, and Cosmology - Proceedings of the Twelfth Asia-Pacific International Conference, Moscow, 28 Jun - 5 July 2015, Eds. V. Melnikov and J.-P. Hsu, World Scientific (Singapore), 2016, pp. 231-235