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Was Einstein right? : putting general relativity to the test

Author: Clifford M Will
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1986.
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Looks at how scientists have tested Einstein's theory during the past seventy years, and demonstrates how this theory is crucial to understanding such features of the universe as pulsars, quasars, and black holes.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Will, Clifford M., 1946-
Was Einstein right?
New York : Basic Books, ©1986
(OCoLC)643769465
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford M Will
ISBN: 0465090885 9780465090884
OCLC Number: 13759386
Description: xii, 274 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Renaissance of general relativity --
Straight road to curved space-time --
Gravitational red shift of light and clocks --
Departure of light from the straight and narrow --
Perihelion shift of Mercury: triumph or trouble? --
Time delay of light: better late than never --
Do the Earth and the moon fall the same? --
Rise and fall of the Brans-Dicke theory --
Is the gravitational constant constant? --
Binary pulsar: gravity waves exist! --
Frontiers of experimental relativity --
Astronomy after the renaissance: is general relativity useful?
Responsibility: Clifford M. Will.

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Looks at how scientists have tested Einstein's theory during the past seventy years, and demonstrates how this theory is crucial to understanding such features of the universe as pulsars, quasars, and black holes.

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