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Was Einstein Right? : Putting General Relativity to the Test.

Author: Clifford M Will
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st issued as an Oxford Univ. Press paperbackView all editions and formats
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A study of the history of Einstein's general theory of relativity and the tests undertaken from 1960 to check his predictions. The validation of this theory is reassessed due to the unparalleled  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford M Will
ISBN: 0192822039 9780192822031
OCLC Number: 320241840
Notes: Bibliogr. s. 259-261.
Description: 12, 274 s
Contents: The renaissance of general relativity; the straight road to curved space-time; the gravitational red shift of light and clocks; the departure of light from the straight and narrow; the perihelion shift of Mercury - triumph or trouble; the time delay of light - better late than never; do the Earth and the moon fall the same; the rise and fall of the Brans-Dicke theory; is the gravitational constant constant; the binary pulsar - gravity waves exist; the frontiers of experimental relativity; astronomy after the renaissance - is general relativity useful.

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