Pugh–Schiff precession

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Pugh–Schiff precession or spin–spin precession is the Lense-Thirring precession of an orbiting spinning vector.[1] Caused by the general relativity effect of frame-dragging on a gyroscope orbiting a spinning body.

Schiff precession is the usual name for this effect.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Precessions in Relativity" (PDF). 
  2. ^ http://www.slidefinder.net/c/confirming_frame_dragging_effect_satellite/13629915 See slide 19
  3. ^ "Prospects for an Improved Lense-Thirring Test with SLR and the GRACE Gravity Mission" (PDF). Gravitomagnetism has two observable effects: the Schiff precession and the Lense-Thirring precession. Both can be described as the “dragging of inertial frames” but have different consequences.  line feed character in |quote= at position 107 (help)