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Feedback parameter according calibration results (dots in Fig. 2). - 2820 --0-- 1986 1991 ... 8c: £::. 199306 0 199406 ... 199312 2810 ! : "CJ 2800 o 100000 counter reading 200000 Fig. 4. Gravity difference corresponding to dial displacements of 2500 Cu. Feedback parameter according to the trend of the linear and quadratic term (dashed line in Fig. 2). TEMPORAL VARIATION OF THE SCALE FACTOR FUNCTION The comparison of the results obtained in 1986 and five years later respectively (Fig. 4) indicates temporal variations of the LCR D-9 scale factor function.
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A Short Course in General Relativity by J. Foster, J. Nightingale